define enjambent.define haiku.define hyperbole?

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    Enjambment:

    the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.

    Haiku:

    a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

    Hyperbole:

    obvious and intentional exaggeration or an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”

    Source(s): dictionary.com
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