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Creative Writing: Poetry: Lineation & Syntax


The technique of making lines of verse that involves also the rationale for breaking the lines, whether by closure (coming to the end of the phrase, clause, or sentence at the end of the line) or by enjambment (continuing the sentence beyond the line boundary, into the next line) (Kinzie, 1999).


 (from Greek syntaxis and literally collective arrangement ) The way the basic components of a sentence are arranged, connected according to phrases and clauses, and extended to other sentences (Kinzie, 1999).


The combined structures in a language for generating sentences (syntax) and for forming words (morphology) (Kinzie, 1999).

Resources for Poetic Line

Resources for Grammar and Syntax