How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
Syndeton is the repeated use of conjunctions.
You and I and a dog named Boo.
I want Sue and Jim and Terry and Mark to be on my team.
Until the world ends, until the universe dies, until all is lost, I will love you.
Conjunctions are joining words that show connection between things, the most common being 'and'. When a list is given, then convention is that only one 'and' is used, with commas between all except the last two items. Thus we say 'A, B, C and D'. Syndeton replaces the commas with conjunctions ('A and B and C and D'), emphasizing the connection and dwelling more on the words being connected (so drawing attention to them).
Syndeton may may also be used to create emphasis with conjunctions other than 'and', such as the use of 'until' in the example above.
Syndeton is the opposite of asyndeton, where conjunctions are omitted.
Classification: Attention, Excess
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