Enjambment

from Education Genius (Ft. Poetry Genius Editors & Rap Genius Editors) – Glossary of Poetic and Literary Terms on Rap Genius

Meaning

The continuation of a sentence from one verse line to the next without a punctuated pause; in other words, reading must continue from one line to the next uninterrupted in order for the flow of thought to be preserved and make sense.

Example:

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

— T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”

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