Asyndeton is a stylistic scheme in which conjunctions are
deliberately omitted from a series of related clauses. Examples are veni, vidi, vici and
its English translation "I came, I saw, I conquered." Its use can have the effect of
speeding up the rhythm of a passage and making a single idea more memorable. More
generally, in grammar, an asyndetic coordination is a type of coordination in which no
coordinating conjunction is present between the conjuncts.
Omission of conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses (opposite of polysyndeton).
assisted by Leigh Averett
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