The verse is unrimed, not arranged in stanzas, and with lines more commonly end-stopped
(with distinct pauses at the ends) than is true in good modern poetry.
Here, Reynolds' compressed, vivid language couples with short, end-stopped
stanzas to call forth the frozen stillness of winter.
23) "Heart," Middle English herte, Old English heorte, proto-Germanic *hertan-, has been word-final end-stopped
throughout its evolutionary history; vowel shifts mark out these stages of historical development, part rule-governed and part by pragmatic adaptation.
Form is the connect, primal haunt, carbon chain end-stopped
This gives her poems movement: we want to hear what happens next, and the use of short, aggressively end-stopped
lines heightens our anticipation ("The paper bulges like an angry blister").
Vietnamese poetry has less "connective tissue than English"; like most Vietnamese poetry, Lam Thi's "tends to be end-stopped
and imagistically contained.
One sore point in this debut collection is his end-stopped
, largely exact rhyme.
Even if Sidney and his imitators did not hold always and strictly to the music of the spheres, they held to the music of poetry and Parker demonstrates how such sounds are created in units and sequences more deeply than in end-stopped
In a closed couplet, each of the two lines may be end-stopped
(that is, both sense and meter end in a pause at a line's end); alternatively, the meaning of the first line may continue to the second (this is called enjambment).