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What’s the difference between enjambment and caesura?

“Mark & Lard’s Tenuous Links”, but in poetry form.

“In poetry,” she said, “there is a long history
Of using enjambment to increase the mystery,
Allowing couplets to spread their wings
And dream of bigger, brighter things.”

“A-ha!” he said, “I think I see now,
And examples I will have to seek out
To learn more. And see! I think I’m ready
At my first attempt I’ve used three already!”

“Not quite,” she said, “let me assure you
That last example was a caesura.”

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