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In longer form poems you sometimes see a verse where the first line is indented to the level of the end of the previous verse’s last line. For example, this Keats poem:

An image of a Keats poem showing the previously described effect

or this poem from Wordsworth:

An image of a Wordsworth poem showing the previously described effect

Is there a name for this indentation style?

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    The reason, of course, is that a new sentence starts in the middle of a line of verse. You see the same thing in Shakespeare's plays, where a character's reply to another finishes a line of blank verse. – Kate Bunting Oct 9 '17 at 8:28
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Robert Bringhurst, in his seminal work The Elements of Typographic Style, calls these dropline paragraphs, which is apt if rather prosaic.

Scan of Bringhurst's description

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This website calls it the "Sli Indentation." I was only able to find this information from one source, so take it with a grain of salt.

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    Oh, cool, nice find. I’m going to leave this open for a couple more days as that’s quite a technical answer, but if no-one has any better suggestions I’ll accept this one. – Robin Whittleton Oct 8 '17 at 20:48
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    "Sli" is something used in Scribe Markup Language (ScML) meaning "Senseline indent". This appears to be a term only used in ScML. – Laurel Oct 8 '17 at 22:02

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