Enjambment in Poetry: Definition, Purpose & Examples


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Poetry is different from prose because it relines on _____.

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1. The opposite of enjambment is _____.


Which line uses enjambment?

Or crust and sugar over -

like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your understanding of enjambement in poetry. To pass the quiz, you will need to know what enjambment is and be able to identify enjambment in provided examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will gauge your ability to:

  • Know how poetry differs from prose
  • Know what the opposite of enjambment is
  • Identify enjambment in sample poetry passages
  • Understand the function of enjambment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on enjambment in poetry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine meter in poetry in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as enjambment and end-stopped lines
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding enjambment

Additional Learning

To learn more about this feature of poetry, review the corresponding lesson on Enjambment in Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand rhythm and meter in poetry
  • Define enjambment
  • Learn about the purposes of enjambment
  • Review examples of enjambment
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