Is the pleonastic use of a pronoun after a name correct? Is it used to convey a specific tone to the sentence? Is it used at all by native speakers?
Take for example this verse from the song Only the good die young (Iron Maiden), a variation on the (more correct) sentence "Time waits for no man".
Time, it waits for no man
I find myself using this construction quite often, for example in sentences like
Then we split up: I went shopping for groceries; Mel, Frank and Tina, they went to the zoo.
Is this construction Name + Pronoun acceptable, at least in spoken English?
Has this phenomenon a technical name?