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Run-on Line. By Kaley Thomas Mrs. Patterson March 11, 2012 AP Literature Period 1. Definition. Also known as an enjambment, a run-on line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for it’s meaning and logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
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Run-on Line By Kaley Thomas Mrs. Patterson March 11, 2012 AP Literature Period 1
Definition • Also known as an enjambment, a run-on line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for it’s meaning and logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
Syllables • A run-on line can appear using any type of rhyme pattern • What differs this line from others using the same rhyme pattern, is the enjambment reinforces the meaning.
Reasons? • To rhyme words with no or hard rhymes. • EX. The Unrhymable Word: Orange by Willard Espy • a- The four eng- b- ineers a- Wore orange a- brassieres • To create witty jokes or trickery through seemingly finished statements later to be explained. • EX. The clapping game, Miss Susie • Miss Susie had a steamboat • The steamboat had a bell • (ding ding) • The steamboat went to heaven • Miss Susie went to … • Hello operator • give me number nine • If you disconnect me • I’ll chop off your… • Behind the frigerator • Was a piece of glass • Miss Susie sat upon it • And broke her little... • Ask me no more questions • Tell me no more lies • The boys are in the bathroom • zipping up their… • Flies are in the meadow • The bees are in their hives • Miss Susie and her boyfriend • Are kissing in the... • D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark darkdark- • Er than the ocean • Darker than the sea • Darker than the underwear • my mommy puts on me • I Know I know my mother, • I know I know my pa, • All the boys know my sister, • With the forty acre bra.
My Heart Leaps Up By William Wordsworth My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky. So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
Itby Kaley Thomas Before it happens, you can feel it come It builds rapidly all throughout your body Your heart beats fast like a drum It can happen whether your alone or with somebody Faces scrunch up and eyes begin to close Some people are quiet and others are as loud as they please It’s a natural bodily function when your nose… Has to sneeze.
Works Cited • http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~ridge/local/mhlu.html • http://www.shmoop.com/poetry/how-to-read-poem/poetry-glossary.html • http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/19-enjambment.htm