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#2558 - 05/18/00 07:29 AM Is there a literary term for....
Simoon Offline
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... Is there a literary term for.... when a phrase contains a redundant term, for example "very unique" "baby kitten" etc.,

Thanks
David



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#2559 - 05/18/00 09:55 AM Re: Is there a literary term for....
tsuwm Offline
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in Rhetoric, I think this is called a pleonasm, the use of more words than necessary to convey an idea (not to be confused with a tautology, needless repetition of an idea :)

tsuwm
Dept. of Pleonasm Dept.
Iowa City, IA

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#2560 - 05/19/00 08:05 AM Re: Is there a literary term for....
Jackie Offline
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Tsuwm,
Have you moved, and changed your residence?


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