Literary Devices week #7 - Jenny Wyatt Ms Mahannah AP English Period 2 Enjambment(in verse the continuation of a sentence without pause beyond the end

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Jenny Wyatt Ms. Mahannah AP English, Period 2 10/16/2019 Enjambment: (in verse) the continuation of a sentence without pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza Example: “ ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul, - And sings a tune without words, - And never stops at all.” (Hope is the thing with feathers 1-4) Function: In the poem Hope is the thing with feathers , Emily Dickinson uses enjambment to effectively tell a story with rhythm. The first stanza is comprised of one sentence that is continued throughout the four lines. "‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul, - And sings a tune without words, - And never stops at all." By using this kind of structure to her poem, Emily Dickenson creates a rhythm in which the poem can be read smoothly. Each stanza is composed of its own sentence that is continued on in the sentences. The use of enjambment in this piece breaks up the sentence and adds in moments to pause at. It adds a sense of airiness that

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