Definition - A figure of speech where conjunctions are omitted from a series of related clauses.

1. The rhetorical purpose is to speed up the passage's rhythm and make it more memorable.

Example -
I read, I spotted, I defined.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek a, not + sundeton, bound together with

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1589:
"Asyndeton, or the Loose language … as thus: I saw it, I said it, I will sweare it."
(Puttenham Eng. Poesie (1869) 185)

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