Non-Pausal Line Endings
January 31, 2012 2:56 PM   Subscribe

In printed vocalized Arabic poetry, if pausal forms are used at the end of some lines but not others, is a meaningful distinction being made?

If there is a vowel or tanween on the last letter of a line (rather than a sukun), is that meant to point towards enjambment? Would that choice of vocalization be coming from the poet him or herself? Also, if in practice you decide to linger on the line break, would the practice be to pronounce the word as printed or to substitute a pausal version?
posted by Paquda to Writing & Language
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