Jan Baetens | De strategie van het enjambement; met een case-study over Garbage (1993) van A.R. Ammons

The enjambment is a crucial rhetoric figure within poetry, yet it is not often object of study in recent literary research. This is partly due to the fact that contemporary poetry, in which classical metre and classical prosody are no longer of significant importance, does not offer a suitable framework for studying the impact of the enjambment. The aim of this article is to highlight the importance of the enjambment within the genre of the so called free-verse and to propose a model of analysis that does justice to the complexity of this neglected figure of speech in modern poetry. The article concludes with a short case study on the volume Garbage (1993) written by the American poet A.R. Ammons.

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