anacoluthon


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an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another

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There is absolutely no logical coherence between "we will know more than we do now" and "for it was an evil ogre." This is an instance of anacoluthon proper.
The radical shift that Guido undergoes from the Convivio to the Inferno signals the presence of irony in Dante's poem which, although characteristic of the poem in general, takes here the rhetorical form of an anacoluthon, a suspension of the narrative logic and of its meaning that defines the poetics of Dante's Commedia as an allegory of irony.
(11) An anacoluthon is a failure to follow a single syntactical path, as when a speaker switches or conflates subjects within a sentence or links a subject with a predicate that belongs with a different subject.
sempiternal; anacoluthon, abrupt change in syntax in a sentence;
The effects of pause, rupture, and emphasis, created by syntactic breaks, and most particularly by enjambement between verses 10-11 ("Et, pareille a la chair de la femme, la rose / Cruelle, Herodiade en fleur du jardin clair, / Celle qu'un sang farouche et radieux arrose!"), are further amplified through anacoluthon in verse 11 ("Cruelle, Herodiade en fleur du jardin clair").
The text produces an anacoluthon, an oath voiced by Jenny: "I think it is the truth." The discourse turns from constative to performative.
(12.) Here and elsewhere my translations reflect scribal and/or authorial anacoluthon: S: "Who, after they left no flesh on him, his bones were incinerated, and each keeping a phial with ashes from them as a relic of their enemy, they kept it.
Hopkins' "uncouth anacoluthon" ("Enough!"), Hill writes, is "one of the greatest grammatical moments in nineteenth-century English poetry" because grammatical formulation--the rhetorical figure of the anacoluthon--has intersected the Christian doctrine of the Resurrection (CCW 570).
Just as "an individual who stutters might turn a lack of grammatical sequence (typical among stammerers) into [the rhetorically effective device of] anacoluthon," so does Dorriforth's emotional pain seem somehow more palpable in virtue of its damaging effects on grammar.
This so-called anacoluthon is called the critical point in natural sciences, beyond which fluctuation and bifurcation will be free to form the global patterns, global orders, global structures and functions which cannot be defined in the description of local interactions.
Examining a novel by Henri Thomas that fictionalizes aspects of de Man's biography, the essay extends Miller's discussion of the concept of anacoluthon (= discontinuation of a syntactic pattern established at the beginning of a sentence in favor of a different pattern) to reflect on the novel's "infinite or abyssal resistance to any meta-narrative" (211).
The abrupt anacoluthon in the third-to-last line of this passage draws attention to the British-born speaker's problematical connection to her subject.
For the (hidden/disclosed) body of Geraldine is, of course, the object referenced by the famous anacoluthon of Coleridge's poem: "A sight to dream of, not to tell!" There is perhaps no better moment of visual hallucination in romantic poetry for exemplifying what Friedrich Kittler has in mind when he claims that "all the passion of reading consisted of hallucinating a meaning between letters and lines: the visible or audible world of romantic poetry" (40).
Our author writes with good sense about prescriptivism, the once unquestioned understanding that there was a correct English with its appropriate rules: break them and the result is solecism, anacoluthon, and vulgarity.