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#2558 - 05/18/00 11:29 AM Is there a literary term for....  
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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



#2559 - 05/18/00 01:55 PM Re: Is there a literary term for....  
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this too shall pass
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
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Iowa City, IA

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#2560 - 05/19/00 12:05 PM Re: Is there a literary term for....  
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Tsuwm,
Have you moved, and changed your residence?



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