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aposiopesis

An obsolete term for disruption in the flow of thought.
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The three aposiopeses in the song represent this recursive process iconically: the progress of the sentence breaks off at a point where what should follow is indicated to be the cause or condition of what the main clause is about, that is, logically goes before it.
(23) As these aposiopeses conform with the rhyme, they are different from the one in chapter 10 of Alices Adventures in Wonderland.
There are several "larger" moments of aposiopeses in the poem that refer to whole discussions that for various reasons the poet has "edited out." In his discussion with Ciacco in Inferno 6, the poet reports: "...
Is this lost discourse "recuperated," as with other aposiopeses, in discourses dispersed throughout the poem, in this case, in the conversations between the pilgrim and Virgil?