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Engrave this Quote The omission of an expected conjunction is called an asyndeton. Caesar is supposed to have said about Gaul: I came, I saw, I conquered. Lincoln concluded the Gettysburg Address, That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.Caesar seems to have omitted his conjunction to speed things up; he is emphasizing how quickly the conquest of a place follows from its being sighted by a great and ambitious general. Lincoln's omission is more subtle
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-Arthur Quinn, Figures of Speech, 1982
Engrave this Quote Style, is like a frog: you can dissect the thing, but it somehow dies in the process.
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Engrave this Quote Language becomes a prison house only poets can escape...if we do not reject any strict distinctions between ordinary usage and figures of speech.
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-Arthur Quinn, Figures of Speech, 1982

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