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Title: Enjambment in Thumboo's poem "evening by batok town"
Authors: Zhiming, B. 
Luwen, C.
Keywords: End-stop
Enjambment
Iconicity
Line break
Morphosyntactic category
Phrase structure
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Abstract: Enjambment is a common technique of poetry. Enjambment breaks a line at different structural points. Based on the structure of the line break, we propose four types of enjambment, and assign a severity value to them. This allows us to quantify enjambment of a stanza or poem. By examining the enjambment of Thumboo's poem "Evening by Batok Town," we show that there is a correlation of iconicity between the nature of the imagery of a stanza and the stanza's enjambment value.
Source Title: Asiatic
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126425
ISSN: 19853106
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