Polysyndeton(redirected from Polysyndetic coordination)
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a sentence structure in which all or almost all homogeneous words or clauses are connected by the same conjunction (in Russian, most often by i, “and”). Usually, only the last two homogeneous members of a sentence are linked by a conjunction. Polysyndeton is used to emphasize the close relatedness of the connected words or clauses. Polysyndeton was frequently used in Russian folk songs (most often with the Rus-sian conjunction a, “and,” “but”). [16-1111-^]