Asyndeton

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Eats, Roots, Leaves.

Eats, Roots, Leaves.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:37
is this one?

I believe the world is dying. Decaying. Getting farther away from reality.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:02
yep

yep

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:30
is this Asyndeton too?

dream , dance , love

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:37
what of this

Live loving,love living,leave loved,loving too.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:38
Is this considered one? If not could someone tell me what it be?

It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field.
Except for the body.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 01:40
That, my friend, is anaphora.

That, my friend, is anaphora.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:37
It was a beautiful day, a

It was a beautiful day, a beautiful field, an eternal moment.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 01:27
Celebrity

Dream, achieve, rehab.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:33
Is this one?

Is this one?
Barren, silent, godless. (The Road)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:59
Help! Is this one?

But I am his friend, his best friend, his only friend.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 02:08
Yes, because there is no

Yes, because there is no conjunction after the final comma, which makes the statement more succinct (and therefore more poignant)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 18:33
The Quintessential example as...

I think it would be the ultimate archetype as.....

"Breathless, voiceless, scarcely alive, drained, exhausted."

The end of an enjoyable themed argument :D

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 09:37
inconceivably amazing as...

I think it would be a true literary marvel as, uh...

yeah, I can't make that any more succinct.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:02
More than single word

Can an asyndeton be more than a single word?

i.e. "Breath gone, voice gone, he lay scarcely alive, drained and exhausted"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:36
I think it'd be better like

I think it'd be better like "Breath gone, voice gone, he lay scarcely alive. Drained. Exhausted."

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 00:23
Even Better as....

I think it would be even better as "breath gone, voice gone, scarcely alive, drained and exhausted."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 19:16
Not Exactly

To be an asyndeton, it cannot have "and". therefore:
"Breath gone, voice gone, scarcely alive, drained, exhausted."

But I do think it sounds much better with one word. For example:
"Breathless, voiceless, lifeless, drained, exhausted."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 01:16
I'm pretty sure you have to

I'm pretty sure you have to use verbs. The definition states that it must maintain grammatical integrity, and I don't think a chain of adjectives is a sentence.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 18:15
If you put three '-less'

If you put three '-less' words like that, it feels as if the next word should be 'drainless', which ruins the whole atmosphere :)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 09:49
If this hasn't been resolved yet...

If this hasn't been resolved yet then i think it would be good as, "Breath gone, Voice gone, scarcely alive he lay. Drained. Exhausted." but that's only because i like to fit as many literary devices as i can into each sentence when writing a story.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 23:40
^^ I agree. That varies the

^^ I agree. That varies the syntax and makes the sentence more powerful.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 18:35
awful example that unfortunately springs to mind.

Eat. Pray.Love.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 20:30

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