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A point at which text is split into two lines; the end of a line:‘even the freest free verse must justify its rhythms and line breaks’
- ‘We removed the spaces between words and inserted arbitrary line breaks.’
- ‘She also is capable of perpetrating some God-awful line breaks, such as ending a line with the word "like."’
- ‘Due to necessities of formatting, line breaks in the transcription are distorted.’
- ‘Her line breaks are uniquely hers, beautifully jolting without any winking self-congratulation.’
- ‘He had to decide how to sequence the stories and ads on any given page, and when to put in line breaks.’
- ‘Rather than slow down the reading pace, the sound shape of the poem intensifies the oral density of each line, somehow nearly erasing the line breaks.’
- ‘It's not hesitation in his voice, but pacing, almost as if his sentences have line breaks already built into them.’
- ‘O'Hara uses the line breaks to break up the sinuous fluidity of each sentence, shifting it from one direction to another.’
- ‘He not only insisted poems appear in all lowercase but took other liberties with line breaks, punctuation, parentheses, which often amounted to a tricky cleverness.’
- ‘The odd, unexpected rhyme can come like an oasis in a desert of (seemingly) disconnected thought and jarring line breaks.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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