The addition of conjunctions (almost commonly and and or) in a passage that could otherwise have been omitted - Purpose: to emphasize the importance of the items being listed, to convey a mood. etc. Rhythmically, it is not only an equalizer of meaning, but also an equalizer of tempo. It creates a feeling of endless continuity or breathlessness because all of those things are happening one right after the other. We get the feeling that the writer could go on.
The omission of normally occurring conjunctions in successive phrases or clauses- Purpose: to create the effect of speeding up a passage; can build a climatic effect; at times draws attention to diction, helps sometimes with characterization, etc
Substitutes for a particular attribute the name of a famous person recognized for that attribute. By their nature they often border on the cliche, but many times they can be useful without seeming too obviously trite. Finding new or infrequently used ones is best, though hard, because the name - and - attribute relationship needs to be well established. Over time, the name of a well-known person (such as Machiavelli, 16th century of The Prince) may come to stand for an attribute associated with that person (in Machiavelli's case, cunning and duplicity)
The act of using a word, particularly an adjective or verb, to apply to more than one noun when its sense is appropriate to only one.
Repeating the beginning word of a clause or sentence at the end. The beginning and the end are the two positions of strongest emphasis in a sentence, so by having the sen work in both places, you call special attention to it; Many writers use this rhetorical technique in a kind of "yes, but" construction to cite the common ground or admit a truth and then to show how the truth relates to a more important context.
From the Greek work "to deny". Mentioning something by saying it won't be mentioned. Denying any intention to talk or write about something, but making the denial in such a way that the subject is actually discussed.
The omission of one or more words, which must be supplied ( and implied) by the listener/reader - purpose; "When well used this strategy can create a bond between the writer and reader. The writer is saying, in effect, I needn't spell everything out for you; i know you'll understand." (Martha Kollin, Rhetorical Grammar)
Figure of repetition that occurs when the last word or terms in one sentence, clause, or phase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of the next sentence, clause, or phrase. From the Greek meaning "doubling back"
Mounting by degrees through words or sentences of increasing weight and in parallel construction, with an emphasis on the high point or culmination of an experience or series of events.
The repetition of one word multiple times for emphasis
"He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men." (Tim O'Brian, The Things They Carried.)
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." John 1;1-2
"He was a bag of bones, a floppy doll, a broken stick, a maniac." Jack Kerouac
"Some people go to priests; others to priests; other to poetry; i to my friends." Virginia Wolf
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you." Yoda From Star War
"You are free to execute you laws, and your citizens, as you see fit," Star Trek
"To report that your committee is still investigating the matter is to tell me that you have nothing to report."
The concerto was applauded at the house of Baron von Schnooty, it was praised highly at court, it was voted best concerto of the year by the Academy, it was considered by Mozart the highlight of his career, and it has become known today as the best concerto in the world.
"The European soldiers killed six of the remaining villagers, the American soldiers, eight."
'I along with millions -scores of millions - Americans, will pray, pray, pray for the safety of our troops."
"Let's not Rumsfeld Afghanistan" Senator Graham
"The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it." Dylan Thomas of Wales
"Most motor - cars are conglomerations (this is a long word for bundles) of steel and wire and rubber and plastic, and electricity and oil and petrol and water, and the toffee papers you pushed down the crack in the back seat last Sunday" Chiity Chitty Bang Bang
"The theory sounds all wrong, but if the machine works, we cannot worry about theory.
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