Monday, April 9, 2012
H is for . . .
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Hendiadys. It's not easy to say, much less to define. But if you're a writer, it can be a powerful tool.
Definition from Wikipedia: The substitution of a conjunction for a subordination.
Say what? The basic idea is to use two words linked by a conjunction to express a single complex idea.
For example, Macbeth could have said, "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of furious sound", but that's nowhere near as cool as "full of sound and fury", is it?
Or how about, "Thine is the kingdom, power and glory"? Amen.
Today's "Name That Famous Brand":
One word: yum.
Yesterday's famous brand: Glad, as in plastic garbage and sandwich bags
Click on the A to Z Challenge button top right for a linked list of participants.