Daily Archives: June 21, 2021


Polysyndeton (pol-y-syn’-de-ton): Employing many conjunctions between clauses, often slowing the tempo or rhythm. (Asyndeton is the opposite of polysyndeton: an absence of conjunctions.)

He huffed and he puffed and he fell on the floor, and he looked up at the ceiling and he said “Wow” and he tried to get up and he couldn’t. So his wife put a blanket over him and he fell asleep and he dreamed he was a cannoli orbiting Earth.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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