What do these meam “||”?

Mr E 2 Rep.

I was reading the definition of caesura and noticed the use of “||” in the examples, however I’m uncertain what they indicate.

I’m assuming that they mean a break in a poem, a new verse.

Thank you

Mr E asked
English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

Caesura is a pause or break in a poetic line, which is indicated by these two lines “||” or just a symbol to represent caesural breaks.

So, simply put, they indicate pause or break, whether that breaks come near the middle, at the beginning or at the end of the lines.

English Tutor answered