Asyndeton Examples


Asyndeton - conjunctions are left out of sentences and phrases; this is done in literature and poetry to present the words in their concise form. It is also done, sometimes, to maintain rhythm and cadence.

Examples of Asyndeton:

1. You mean to tell me we lost the dog, the house, the car?

2. The dark, the moon, the stars - all created a romantic effect.

3. I remember those evenings at Grandma's - full of laughter, food, family.

4. Wind, sun, surf - could the day get any better?

5. She ran, jumped, vaulted, landed - a perfect 10!

Examples of Asyndeton in Literature

"Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk to this little measure?" Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

"These griefs, these woes, these sorrows make me old." Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

"That was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals' song of it." F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"The breath coming out the nostrils was so faint it stirred only the farthest fringes of life, a small leaf, a black feather, a single fibre of hair." Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

"I stepped into a deserted corridor clogged with too many smells. Carnations, old people, rubbing alcohol, bathroom deodorizer, red Jell-O." Sue Mond Kid, The Secret Life of Bees

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