Definition of end-stopped in English:


Line breaks: end-stopped


  • (Of verse) having a pause at the end of each line.
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    • Some poems play frequently enjambed lines against end-stopped stanzas; others build up successively stronger enjambments in order to emphasise one big stop.
    • Thus, the elastic sentence of the Dead Man poems offers plenty of variety even though every line is end-stopped.
    • Even when they employ new or traditional auditory forms, they often tone down the musical effects by deliberately flattening the rhythms, avoiding end-stopped lines, and eliminating noticeable alliteration or assonance.

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