Enjambment practice February 25, 2014Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
Copy and paste this paragraph into MS Word or Google Docs.
by Harper Lee
Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head. He could read two books to my one, but he preferred the magic of his own inventions. He could add and subtract faster than lightning, but he preferred his own twilight world, a world where babies slept, waiting to be gathered like morning lilies. He was slowly talking himself to sleep and taking me with him, but in the quietness of his foggy island there rose the faded image of a gray house with sad brown doors. . . . He sighed a long sigh and turned away from me. “Maybe he doesn’t have anywhere to run off to . . . .”
Then, create line breaks to emphasize a specific effect within the poem. Use your notes for guidance.
(Or, you may want to find another paragraph from To Kill a Mockingbird, but you must NOT leave out any words or punctuation!)