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Particular ways of combining parts of the utterance

Particular ways of combining parts of the utterance (Asyndeton) is connection between parts of a sentence or between sentences without any formal sign which becomes a stylistic device if there is a deliberate omission of connectives, where it is generally expected to be according to the norms of the literary language. e.g. Bicket did not answer (as) his throat felt too dry. Such structures make the utterance sound like one syntactical unit to be pronounced in one breath group (на одном дыхании) with a definite intonation pattern.

(polysyndeton) is a stylistic device of connecting sentences or phrases, or syntagmas, or words by using connectives, mostly conjunctions and prepositions before each component part e.g. F.e. the heaviest rain, and snow, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect. Functions: rhythmical, disintegrating. Differences between enumeration and polysyndeton. Enumeration integrates both homogeneous and heterogeneous elements into one whole. It shows things united. Polysyndeton causes each member to stand out conspicuously (заметно). It shows them isolated.

(gap-sentence link) (наруш семантич связи)

is a peculiar type of connection of sentences which is not immediately apparent and requires a certain effort to grasp the interrelation between the parts of the utterance to bridge this semantic gap.The gap-sentense link has no immediate semantic connection, therefore it requires indications of connections: conjunctions, and, but. The conjunctions acquire expressive shades of meaning. These shades cause the peculiar intonation with which they are pronounced. The intonation may be put by the dash. F.e. She and that fellow ought to be sufferers, and they were in Italy. Last part seems to be logically incoherent. After a more careful, ultra lineal analysis, it becomes clear that an exact logical variant of the utterance would be. Those who ought to suffer were enjoying themselves in Italy.

Gap-sentence link is typical of the spoken language and is therefore most frequently used in represented speech. It aims at stirring up in the reader's mind suppositions, associations and conditions under which the sentence can really exist.


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