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Polysyndetons & Asyndetons in Taming of The Shrew
I need help telling the difference between a polysyndeton and an asyndeton....
the passage is from Shakespeare's play The Taming of The Shrew. 5.2 in Kate's speech:
"To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor"
"Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,"
are these polysyndetons or asyndetons??
A syndeton is a conjunction. Polysyndeton is the use of several conjunctions in a series and asyndeton is omitting conjunctions from a series, usually as a stylistic element.
Your example is "asyndeton".
The sample with polysyndetons would read, "Thy husband is thy lord, and thy life, and thy keeper,"
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