Asyndeton

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Classic

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:12
Good quote

I see more juxtaposition in that quote than an actual asyndeton.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:07
I also see anaphora... great

I also see anaphora... great

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:04
LOVE, JOY, HAPPINESS

LOVE, JOY, HAPPINESS

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:26
how about this?

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, selfcontrol

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:45
yes

Live die repeat

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 18:13
Parray Aasif

Aspire Respire Perspire

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:00
Is this an asyndenton?

Wore the same clothes, Talked the same way, Ate the same food,

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:08
:P

by any chance, did this come from P.T. Silent Hills?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 02:37
Yes. If you can fit a

Yes. If you can fit a conjunction in a sentence (I'm talking one.. Don't make it a polysyndeton) then it is.

"...talked the same way, AND ate the same food."

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:39
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
yes it is

dream dance, and love

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:47
what of this

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

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:38
where did you get that?

a doctor Suess book?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:48
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
not anaphora

I think naohora is using a pronoun in a following sentence instead of using the same word again.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/09/2015 - 16:28
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
further resolution

"He lay drained, exhausted, scarcely alive. Breath gone. Voice gone."

The repetition of the 'gone' gives a dramatic effect too. Also, the logical symmetry of 'drained' and 'exhausted' seems more proper to have them together. Depending on word power and context, 'scarcely alive' is arguably the most powerful phrase besides 'breath gone'.

So in order of word power:

"He lay drained. Exhausted. Voice gone, breath gone. Scarcely alive."

Also context is a giant factor in word organization. What works best in context is generally the better choice.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 07:48
^^ 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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