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Asyndeton Examples

Asyndeton is a figure of speech in which one or several conjunctions are omitted from a series of related clauses. For example, Julius Ceaser's famous " veni, vidi, vici" which means, "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. An elimination of conjunctions enhances a reader's thought process, giving a natural sense of spontaneity to the overall piece. Asyndeton may be contrasted with syndeton and polysyndeton, which describe the use of one or multiple coordinating conjunctions, respectively.

According to Aristotle this kind of rhetoric device was the most effective in spoken oratories than in written prose and quite aptly, some of the most remembered asyndeton statements are part of some well known speeches. The use of asyndeton is also prevalent in films, prose, poems and music. Asyndetons work well in poetry and songs as the elimination of conjunctions enables the words and ideas to dissolve into each other without any formal bond. For example, in the poem, "Her Kind," Anne Sexton writes:
"I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets,
carvings, shelves, 
closets, silks, innumerable goods."
Asyndeton Meaning
Asyndeton is not just another figure of speech. The power, force, intensity and vehemence this device infuses into any writer's, or speaker's, work can be commendable. The rapid effect while keeping the audience hooked on to the edge is what an asyndeton statement does. Evolved from the Greek word asyndetos; asyndetism means unconnected or not bound together.
Asyndeton Examples
I came, I saw, I rocked it.