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(24) Spiegelberg, for example, whose control of the word is acknowledged by others and witnessed in Act II, Scene 3, can be heard lapsing into anacolutha and losing the thread of his thought in a way that recalls Lenz's characters.
Similarly, the grafting onto The Flute-Player of quotations borrowed from Anna Akhmatova, Osip and Nadezhda Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetayeva, Baudelaire, and Emily Dickinson instills poetic gems in Thomas's intentionally bland prose, just as the unexpected rhythmical alterations and anacolutha of Amis's prose unhinge language.