Writing 201: Poetry | 4: Imperfect, Limerick, Enjambment

I’m catching up! Imperfect is the theme, Limerick the form (you know, like “There was an old woman from… “) and Enjambment the device. No, I didn’t know what Enjambment was either, so here’s the description I was given:

“Today’s poetic device is all about the arrangement of words on the page, and how that arrangement affects the pace of our reading: enjambment. It may sound like a mouthful. But what it describes is a really simple phenomenon: when a grammatical sentence stretches from one line of verse to the next.”

Make sense? Good. Then let’s make a start:

Rising up, reaching high, in the line
Peaking, clutching at just the right time
the ball. What a pass!
Speeding off, through the backs
Try! Storming over the line.

Yes, in case you hadn’t guessed, I am a rugby fan. Thanks for reading, feedback is welcome etc.

All the best,

M

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