Two Examples of Enjambment in Poetry

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I can give you. In fact, enjambment is a very commonly used literary device. You can easily find it in any poem. For instance, Wordsworth’s poem, “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold” carries it twice. Let’s see in fifth line:
“So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!”
 Then in the eighth line,
“And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.”

 Have you noticed that in the end of both first lines, the idea does not finishes but it runs on into next line.

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