What is the
definition of Anacoluthon?
How do you define Anacoluthon? What is Anacoluthon? The word
derives from the Greek word 'anakolouthon' meaning inconsistency
in logic. The
definition of Anacoluthon is as follows:
English Grammar &
Definition of Anacoluthon - a poetic device
Definition: An abrupt
change within a sentence from one syntactic
structure to another. Anacoluthon is often better
represented with a dash
Definition of Anacoluthon
- a poetic device
Examples of Anacoluthon in Poems
Poems with Anacoluthon
examples can be found by the most famous poets including Lewis
"Had ye been
there — for what could that have done?" from 'Lycidas'
by John Milton
James Joyce's Ulysses
June a poem
by William Cullen Bryant "While fierce the tempests beat
- Away! - I will not think of these"
and the Carpenter a poem by Lewis Carroll
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
And cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings."
Examples Help! Use
of Anacoluthon in Poems & Poetry
Examples of Anacoluthon can
be found in many examples of the poem, poems or poetry. Famous
poets use this figure of speech to convey and emphasize unusual
and vivid images. The use of strong word association changes the
mode of thought and adds variation, embellishment and adornment
to literary works.
Examples Help -
Figures of Speech - Anacoluthon
In Figurative Language we use words in such a way that they
differ somewhat from ordinary every-day speech and convey
meanings in a more vivid and impressive manner. Figures, like
Anacoluthon make speech more effective, they beautify and emphasize it
in Rhetoric which is the art of speaking and writing
effectively. Figures of speech such as Anacoluthon use word association
to convey emotion and mood often in a non-literal sense.
Examples Help! Using
Figures of speech such as Anacoluthon adds adornment,
beautifies, colors, elegant variation, embellishment,
embroidery, emphasis, exaggeration, exclamation, flourish,
floweriness, irony, lushness and luxuriance to the English
language. This page providing facts and info about Figures of
Speech will help with the understanding of this subject.