Amplification

Definition:
Amplification refers to a literary practice wherein the writer embellishes the sentence by adding more information to it in order to increase its worth and understandability. When a plain sentence is too abrupt and fails to convey the full implications desired, amplification comes into play when the writer adds more to the structure to give it more meaning.

Example:
Original sentence: “The thesis paper was difficult.” After amplification: “The thesis paper was difficult: it required extensive research, data collection, sample surveys, interviews and a lot of fieldwork.”

6 thoughts on “Amplification”

  1. If i do amplify something, I must make sure that it isn’t telling the reader the information, its showing the information instead. Make sure to specify in your definition, although thanks for the understanding

  2. Is this amplification?
    Instead of “the channel crashed….”
    “the channel reverberated with the ear-splitting boom”
    Thanks in advance.

  3. Amplification Example

    “The dinosaur skeleton was the centerpiece in a vast hall that—with its many arches, its glass, and steel roof, its broad staircase and mosaic floor.”

    This part is amplification
    “with its many arches, its glass, and steel roof, its broad staircase and mosaic floor”

    That was added to this sentence
    “The dinosaur skeleton was the centerpiece in a vast hall.l”

    1. This was a very insightful example. I never thought to look at it this way before. you should become a writer! much thanks.

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