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I am not sure if there is a kind of stylistic device in below poem sentence.

The king’s horses are purebloods, his barns cut stone; roans, blacks, dapples, bays; the granite reds, greys, blues.

If I understand correctly, the "normal" sequence should be:

The king’s horses are purebloods, roans, blacks, dapples, bays; his barns cut stone, the granite reds, greys, blues.

Is there a name/term for this in poetry?

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Ha, it looks like, but it is not. I just want to know what it is called in English ~ –  gerry Jan 19 '11 at 13:39
    
@gerry: You could be a little more gracious in asking for help. –  Robusto Jan 19 '11 at 14:13
    
@Robusto: I apologize. –  gerry Jan 19 '11 at 14:23
    
@Rhodri: Yeah. I have checked common stylistic devices, but they all seems different things. Some more famous example may help. But I can't find. –  gerry Jan 19 '11 at 14:44
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It may be "synchysis". The sources do not entirely agree. Wikipedia and ChangingMindes both give a definition (unreferenced, unfortunately) which is exactly what you are asking, but rhetoric.byu has a more general definition.

(I've never come across the word before, so thanks for asking!)

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Great! It really is ~ You and your answer, kind and helpful. –  gerry Jan 19 '11 at 23:36
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You may be thinking of parataxis. Or you may simply be thinking of a grammatical series.

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This is not what I am looking for. The question is updated now –  gerry Jan 19 '11 at 14:05
    
@gerry: Do you mean subordinate clauses filled with lists, all relating back to an initial subject? –  Robusto Jan 19 '11 at 14:12
    
Yes. I think they are parts of previous sentences, are drawn by the author to impress colors. I don't know if it is common enough to have a name or just specific simplified clauses . –  gerry Jan 19 '11 at 14:37
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