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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2023
... that the potential for enjambment, which we understand as the effect that makes line breaks possible in poetry, constitutes the difference between poetry and prose. Yet, the translation of line breaks is among the least studied areas of translation theory. This essay explores the challenge of translating classical...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 320–343.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., broken only by a nasal consonant, ṇ . A foot cannot break across a word, but it can break anywhere else. Because the lines are so short, the muktachanda creates a range of possibilities for enjambment and unusual stress, just as with the ovī and abhaṅga . This is by design: as Anil describes...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 328–351.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of enjambment; it also is tied to the way in which the poem thematically undermines the difference between life and death. If according to the fourth line the world from which the dead flee is “vile,” the dead flee the world to dwell “with vilest worms.” The preposition “with” (“I am fled/From this vile...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
... pushing the other across the split of the divided line and, through enjambment, beyond line-end. As is often the case in Cavafy’s closets, the public condemnation is contradictory, and the speaker’s words are crafted in a way that points to the complicity of the group in the behavior it disparages...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 481–488.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Dungeons and Dragons ruleset count the same as my article on enjambment in Celan, or whatever. All those ideas are fine, but they miss the point, I think, by being too big, too “revolu- tionary” to notice that even the most minimal change to the system within which we write might alter the kinds...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 235–245.
Published: 01 June 2018
... that this oral perturbation remains a pillar of a system of knowledge deserves re-theorization in light of Saussy’s history of the hain-teny of ethnographer and subject and its conditions of possibility. The post-cybernetic structuring and enjambment of thought that philosophers such as Foucault and Derrida...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., through the eruption of Divus, who is instructed to “Lie quiet”; linguistically, through the snippets of another Renaissance translation —​ this time of the Homeric hymn to Aphrodite —​that remains in Latin; and metri- cally, through the introduction of enjambment, strictly forbidden in Anglo-Saxon...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 420–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of enjambment than in the original, and count- less examples of padding to fill out a stanza. Th o m a s R. Ha r t ✝ University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 421–423.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that have nothing in common with the correspond- ing stanzas in the original to resorting to French to find a rhyme, as in “their déjeuner sur l’herbe” (10.37) and even “ne worry pas” to rhyme with “Angelica” (19.42). There are many violations of normal word order, freer use of enjambment than...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 423–426.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of enjambment than in the original, and count- less examples of padding to fill out a stanza. Th o m a s R. Ha r t ✝ University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 426–429.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the original to resorting to French to find a rhyme, as in “their déjeuner sur l’herbe” (10.37) and even “ne worry pas” to rhyme with “Angelica” (19.42). There are many violations of normal word order, freer use of enjambment than in the original, and count- less examples of padding to fill out a stanza...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 429–431.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of enjambment than in the original, and count- less examples of padding to fill out a stanza. Th o m a s R. Ha r t ✝ University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 237–254.
Published: 01 June 2021
... in diction and enjambment; Sarah Ann Wells underscores how the cinematic cacophony and chaotic montage of Raulino’s 1978 short film capture the “erratic tempos of port labor and port life”; and Thangam Ravindranathan observes how Rolin’s “prose itself seems to slow down and thicken to register every last...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 209–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... 13–14): a transitory perch that contrasts the invitation to the “stranger” to “Stand stable.” At the base of the cliff, in another echo of “Dover Beach,” “the shingle scrambles after the suck- / ing surf” (lines 12–13)—lines whose violent enjambment and vivid diction convey the erosive action...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 240–257.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., —for there is a Spirit in the woods” (lines 53–54). The lines’ enjambment leaves the hand hanging and the verb delayed, never to receive a definite object. If pollution is pervasive, everywhere and nowhere at once, then this becomes a knowing, expert touch, rather than an incomplete, hesitant, prudish, and renunciatory...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of the “plumblined breath cable” is tense and tersely metered. The cable itself is tension-ridden, tethering both terms to create the enjambed “plumblined” and leaving loose ends in each line that seek after the connection—precarious—between the resolving meter, the two “pain knots” bound together on that line...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the enjambed first line recalls Shlonsky’s brash claim that the poet writes from the depth of his suffering, like Job. Yet this pain, in contrast to Job’s afflictions, is emo- A MULTILINGUAL MODERNIST / 379 tional rather than physical. Although Barukh Kurzweil reads...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
... stress more or less emphati- cally. Even if stressed in this way, however, the lines don’t conform exactly to Old English meter rules, since there are more than two stresses per half-line, and the arrangement of “curved / Sterns” over a line-break introduces a notion of enjamb- ment that belongs...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
... “The Sonnet on the Sea” from fourteen lines into the vast world’s ocean of sounds in a majestic enjambment of verses and poetic echoes. In this vein, Keats’s writings claim a new presence through an act of worlding that repositions Romantic England within the context of Hispano-American writing, while...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
... across the caesura, one pro- duces a couplet whose constituent parts contradict. Such enjambment born of negation is Celan’s revolutionary new paradigm.7 “Atemwende, this turning of breath, is a breath-turning, breath-taking reversal of the poetic paradigm,” says Ziarek with reference...