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Asyndeton and Polysyndeton

Lists without and with conjunctions
by Jacob Gabriel on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Asyndeton and Polysyndeton

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Asyndeton and Polysyndeton The omission of conjunction where they would normally would be used Asyndeton I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Cesar ...we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender... Winston Churchill I drink,I ran, I slept. Attempt "...that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
-From John F. Kennedys InauguralAddress of 1961 John F. Kennedy Using several conjunctions in close succession. Polysyndeton We live and love and laugh and cry. Attempt "If there be cords, or knives,
Poison, or fire, or suffocating streams,
I'll not endure it." - From 'Othello' by William Shakespeare Shakespeare "Let the white folks have their money and power and segregation and sarcasm and big houses and schools and lawns like carpets, and books, and mostly--mostly--let them have their whiteness." - From 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings', an autobiography by Maya Angelou Maya Angelou Then suddenly fire burst from the Meneltarma, and there came a mighty wind and a tumult of the earth, and the sky reeled, and the hills slid, and Númenor went down into the sea, with all its children and its wives and its maidens and its ladies proud; and all its gardens and its halls and its towers, its tombs and its riches, and its jewels and its webs and its things painted and carven, and its laughter and its mirth and its music, its wisdom and its lore; they vanished forever. J.J.R. Tolkien http://changingminds.org/techniques/language/figures_speech/asyndeton.htm

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http://fos.iloveindia.com/polysyndeton-examples.html Works Cited http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Maya+angelou&view=detail&id=172C4410516A1AEA613C760A4B4FEF5482CBAD06

http://fos.iloveindia.com/asyndeton-examples.html

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=JFK&view=detail&id=572B86975562ED3CFB38233069E2D9FB5850C614

http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/Tolkien_polysyndeton.html

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http://www.bing.com/search?q=Crying&FORM=HDRSC1 Works cited continued
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