Accidental Enjambment

In poetry, enjambment is “the running-over of a sentence or phrase from one poetic line to the next, without terminal punctuation; the opposite of end-stopped.” Wikipedia gives this example from The Waste Land, in which only lines 4 and 7 are end-stopped: April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing … Continue reading “Accidental Enjambment”