– “it does not follow” (greek)

– an unexpected (jarring) discontinuity within a sentence. can be a result of grammatical error or a deliberate stylistic technique.


non sequitur:

– “it does not follow” (latin)

– a statement unrelated to that which preceded it.


– both techniques disrupt the trompe-l’oeil effect of language, reminding us that it is unreliable & not necessarily connected to anything real.

– if subject & object are both void, if all sensation is already memory & memory is constructed, fragmentary & unreliable, we have no basis for or method to create any objective, coherent or definitive structure or narrative; anacoluthon & non sequitur therefore logically become compelling & realistic stylistic techniques.