Grammar. a participle form, in English having the suffix -ing, denoting repetition or duration of an activity or event: used as an adjective, as in the growing weeds, and in forming progressive verb forms, as in The weeds are growing.
Find examples of the use of the present participle in the second stanza.
For present participle phrases to be is not a necessary element.
Use a hyphen between the modifier and present participle.
British Dictionary definitions for present participle
a participial form of verbs used adjectivally when the action it describes is contemporaneous with that of the main verb of a sentence and also used in the formation of certain compound tenses. In English this form ends in -ingCompare gerund