I want to know if the last line of this stanza (in Frost's Tree by My Window) is enjambed. I want to pause after it, but would like to know whether that's because of the meter, or there can be a comma there.
Vague dream-head lifted out of the ground,
And thing next most diffuse to cloud,
Not all your light tongues talking aloud
Could be profound.
So far I've been working up. So trying to decide if the last line here is subordinate to the third. What I think I know:
- "talking" cannot be the predicate in an independent clause because it is the gerund or present participle of the verb.
- independent clauses always have a predicate.
- the last line probably isn't a dependent clause, because it would then be missing a subject yet begins with "could".
However, I'm still wondering whether "light" could be the predicate in that third sentence. So my specific questions are:
- Can subject and predicate be inverted like that?
- Could that third line end with a comma? Perhaps because "talking aloud" is in effect in parentheses, or perhaps because the last line has the former proposition as its subject.