a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence, as
It makes me so—I just get angry.
an instance of anacoluthia.
anacoluthon, a want of grammatical and logical sequence in the structure of a sentence.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various
The anacoluthon in Mk iv, 31, is avoided by Matthew and Luke.
Sources of the Synoptic Gospels Carl S. Patton
A breakdown like this—an anacoluthon, as the grammarians call it—is nothing strange in Paul’s style.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians G. G. Findlay
noun (pl) -tha (-θə)
(rhetoric) a construction that involves the change from one grammatical sequence to another within a single sentence; an example of anacoluthia
“want of grammatical sequence; changing constructions in mid-clause,” 1706, from Latinized form of Greek anakoluthon, neuter of anakolouthos “inconsequent,” from an- “not” (see an- (1)) + akolouthos “following,” from copulative prefix a- + keleuthos “way, road, track, path” (see celerity).
lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, especially in a sentence. noun (rhetoric) lack of grammatical sequence, esp within a single sentence
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