When using em dash in a sentence which runs to multiple lines, especially in poetry, can it be the last word of the continuous sentence? For example, let us consider the following Wordsworth poetry.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—
but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

Here in this example, is it okay to cut the line at gazed—.
I understand it doesn't look elegant, however, with respect to grammar, is it allowed to do so, in case the situation demands so?


  • Wait, what!!! I already answered this question. Look here: writing.stackexchange.com/questions/54785/… – Nai45 Feb 21 at 18:00
  • I guess this question was posted twice then... that is the only logical explanation for the exact same duplicate question. – Nai45 Feb 21 at 18:00

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