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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 6, 2006.



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    The word "enjambment" is derived from French word for "to straddle." And as such an ENJAMBMENT is a poem that has lines that are continuations of a sentence from the previous line or couplet into the next line or couplet...

    There is no set format or rhyme scheme for an enjambment poem.

    Example by Joyce Kilmer:

    Trees

    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006
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