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English translation: polysyndeton

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Italian term or phrase:polisindeto
English translation:polysyndeton
Entered by: David Meléndez Tormen
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03:30 Jun 16, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: polisindeto
figura retorica dove in una elencazione al posto delle virgole ci sono le "e".
Es.Ai suoi piedi si estendevano i prati e le spiagge e il mare.
Mariangela
polisindeton
Explanation:

"polysyndeton
pol-y-syn'-de-ton Also sp. polysyntheton, polisindeton, polysindeton
acervatio
couple clause, many-ands

Employing many conjunctions between clauses, often slowing the tempo or rhythm.


Example
I said, "Who killed him?" and he said, "I don't know who killed him but he's dead all right," and it was dark and there was water standing in the street and no lights and windows broke and boats all up in the town and trees blown down and everything all blown and I got a skiff and went out and found my boat where I had her inside Mango Key and she was all right only she was full of water.
--Hemingway, "After the Storm."

Related Figures
asyndeton
The opposite of polysyndeton: an absences of conjunctions."

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David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 10:54
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thanks for being so fast...and sorry if I didn't grade you erlier but I'm not registered yet and I didn't know how to do!!
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Summary of answers provided
napolysyndeton
Giles Watson
napolysyndeton
David Meléndez Tormen
napolisindeton
David Meléndez Tormen


  

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5 mins
polisindeton


Explanation:

"polysyndeton
pol-y-syn'-de-ton Also sp. polysyntheton, polisindeton, polysindeton
acervatio
couple clause, many-ands

Employing many conjunctions between clauses, often slowing the tempo or rhythm.


Example
I said, "Who killed him?" and he said, "I don't know who killed him but he's dead all right," and it was dark and there was water standing in the street and no lights and windows broke and boats all up in the town and trees blown down and everything all blown and I got a skiff and went out and found my boat where I had her inside Mango Key and she was all right only she was full of water.
--Hemingway, "After the Storm."

Related Figures
asyndeton
The opposite of polysyndeton: an absences of conjunctions."

HOPE THIS HELPS!


    Reference: http://www.bartleby.com/61/11/P0431100.html
    Reference: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=pol...
David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 10:54
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
thanks for being so fast...and sorry if I didn't grade you erlier but I'm not registered yet and I didn't know how to do!!

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Sabrina Rivaldo
49 mins
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6 mins
polysyndeton


Explanation:
Sorry, this is the right spelling. POLYSYNDETON

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 10:54
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 8
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9 mins
polysyndeton


Explanation:
Polysyndeton, which can ONLY be spelled in this manner, is the multiple repetition of connectives or conjunctions in a sentence.

HTH

Giles


    Any good English dictionary
Giles Watson
Italy
Local time: 10:54
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1740

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