The following sentence is an example of which stylistic sentence pattern: ”The dog was old, but it was his loyal friend, his constant companion, his eager helper.”?

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Jun 16, 2017

The following sentence is an example of asyndeton.


In the sentence there are many descriptions of his dog, loyal friend, constant companion, eager helper.

All of the description are basically the same giving positive affirmations about his dog, separated by commas.

The repetition of similar ideas in rapid succession, separated by commas, creates a feeling in the reader of being overwhelmed with ideas. This is an effective literary device.

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