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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

enjambed
ADJECTIVE

(of a line, couplet, or stanza of verse) ending part-way through a sentence or clause which continues in the next.
Example sentences
‘In the last four lines, all of them enjambed, Ryan begins to break against the units of grammatical and syntactical sense that give the first nine lines their air of balanced authority and control.’
‘Another aural effect created by it in highly enjambed poems is a counterpoint of the pauses expected at the end of lines with the pauses that occur mid-line as they frame a completed thought or grammatical unit.’
Origin
Late 19th century: from French enjamber ‘stride over’ + -ed.
Pronunciation

enjambed/ɛnˈdʒam//ɪnˈdʒam/


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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