Polysyndeton

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Polysndeton

Susan Hill does this often in The Woman in Black as does Steinbeck in Gove's favourite novella Of Mice and Men. Both for different effect mind! But nonetheless rhetorical... the author's voice chiming through.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/18/2015 - 09:33
and The Road and

Cormac McCarthy does this all the time in the Road when describing simple actions and it's been bugging me and now I am happy there is a word for this and it's made me think there is meaning I could extract out of it but it's probably just a ruse.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:49
Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes

"her and nephew, her and carousel, her and lovely glide-around summer." pg. 122

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:52
I feel a bit like that'd

I feel a bit like that'd actually be an asyndeton with three list items (that are then each two items) only separated by a comma.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:32
Example

Red and green and blue and black and purple and orange...

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:54
Fitzgerald does this a lot in

Fitzgerald does this a lot in Gatsby.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 19:11

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