Caesura

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A caesura is a poetic technique in which a line of verse is broken, similar to enjambment, but a line of verse broken by caesura generally contains meaning in itself, or serves as a rhythmic device. An example of caesura can be found in William Shakespeare's Othello:


Ah, balmy breath, that dost almost persuade
Justice to break her sword! One more, one more.
Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee,
And love thee after.[1]

References

  1. http://myweb.stedwards.edu/georgek/poetics/devices.html
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