Five Senses in Poetry and Terms

a blending or intermingling of two senses making it into a term that evokes imagery

For example:

That is a loud design on your shirt.

The light laughed in shadows on the wall.

The girl was shocked by the bitter wind.

The odd stranger had a prickly laugh.

derived from a French word enjambment, means to step over or put legs across. In poetry it means moving over from one line to another without a terminating punctuation mark. It can be defined as a thought or sense, phrase or clause in a line of poetry that does not come to an end at the line break but moves over to the next line. In simple words, it is the running on of a sense from one couplet or line to the next without a major pause or syntactical break.

Example #1
It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free;
The holy time is quiet as a Nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquility;
The gentleness of heaven is on the Sea;
Listen! The mighty Being is awake
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder?everlastinly.
Thou liest in Abraham’s bosom all the year;
And worshipp’st at the Temple’s inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.
(It is a Beauteous Evening by William Wordsworth)
This poem is one of the perfect examples of enjambment. In this poem, every line is running over to the next while the sense is not finished at the end of lines without pause or break. Each line does not make sense and stand on its own without the next line.