|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » English as a global language » asyndeton Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#122257 - 02/07/04 12:39 PM asyndeton
Date: Wed Mar 21 00:11:14 EST 2001
asyndeton (uh-SIN-di-ton, -tuhn) noun
The omission of conjunctions, as in "I came, I saw, I conquered."
[From Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of asyndetos, not linked, from a-
+ syndetos, bound together, from syndein, to bind together, from syn- + dein to bind.]
"The unwillingness to waste words shows up in the address's telegraphic quality--the omission of coupling words, a technique rhetoricians call asyndeton. Triple phrases sound as to a drumbeat, with no `and' or `but'
to slow their insistency: `We are engaged... We are met... We have come...'"
The Words That Remade America: Lincoln at Gettysburg, The Atlantic(Boston), Jun 1992.
Forum Stats 8914 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members GaryGellin, Hamna, Preboomer, Smithwillsam, folatre
8914 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 141 Guests and 3 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 94 wofahulicodoc 80 LukeJavan8 79 May 42 A C Bowden 13 Tromboniator 2 GaryGellin 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10537 LukeJavan8 8118 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 wofahulicodoc 6494 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith