Guest   Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:11 am GMT
What does "run on line," in poem, mean?
Uriel   Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:53 am GMT
I'm no expert on poetry, but I would guess that a run on line is a sentence that wraps around to the next line, rather than coming to a convenient stop at the end of the line.
Lee Miro   Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:56 pm GMT
Another word for it is enjambment and it's exactly as Uriel described. Eliot's "The Waste Land" begins with the lines enjambed:

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.