Figures of interruption
Figures describing various sorts of interruption are generally grammatical in character (see Figures of Grammar), as they disrupt normal grammatical arrangement for effect. As such, they are closely tied to the Figures of Order. Some of the figures of interruption are also aimed at disrupting the emotional flow of discourse (such as aposiopesis). The Latin figure interruptio is a synonym for aposiopesis, and does not embrace the varieties of interruption named by the following figures, and you can find details of all of these techniques by either clicking on the links below, or clicking on the dark blue "Figures of interruption" tag above.
See Anacoluthon - A grammatical interruption or lack of implied sequence within a sentence
See Aposiopesis - Breaking off suddenly in the middle of speaking, usually to portray being overcome with emotion
See Appositio - Addition of an adjacent, coordinate, explanatory or descriptive element.
See Correctio - The amending of a term or phrase just employed; or, a futher specifying of meaning, especially by indicating what something is not. This figure often occurs as an interruption.
See Hysterologia - A form of hyperbaton or parenthesis in which one interposes a phrase between a preposition and its object.
See Parembole - A figure of interruption closely related to parenthesis.
See Parenthesis - Insertion of a verbal unit that interrupts normal syntactical flow.
See Tmesis - Interjecting a word or phrase between parts of a compound word or between syllables of a word
The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” (www.rhetoric.byu.edu ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.