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Synonymia

 

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Description

Synonymia is the repetition of synonyms or synonymous phrases in order to emphasize.

Example

You fool! You dolt! You unmitigated idiot!!

That is worthless, useless and of no value.

I want him, desire all that he means, cannot live my life without him beside me always.

Discussion

Repetition of the same point is called tautology and is usually to be avoided. However when it is deliberately done, it can be used to create emphasis and make something small seem larger than it would otherwise.

Classification: Amplification, Repetition

See also

Amplification principle, Repetition principle

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