Need help thinking of a literary term


No matter how many google searches I perform, i cannot find the literary term. What is the term when you interrupt your narration to correct yourself; i.e. “She ran- no, she sprinted to the exit.”

Please help I’m dying.


This is anacoluthon, a stylistic device that lacks proper sequence, syntactically inconsistent and creates an abrupt interruption within a sentence. In the following sentence, the interruption is used to draw readers’ attention.