Re: asyndeton

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 06:53:33 EDT

At 9:00 PM -0500 4/20/98, Ross Durham wrote:
>What exactly can we infer as to the relationship between two verses (or
>clauses)when the second is asyndetic? Is it inherently conjunctive or
>disjunctive, etc.?

It might be easier to respond to this if you could offer an example or two,
inasmuch as it would appear that your question arises from a context. In
general it has seemed to me that asyndeton is more a rhetorical device than
anything else, but I'd like to see what examples have spurred you to raise
the question.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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