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brach-y-lo'-gi-a / From Greek: brachy, "short" and logia, "speech"
Also spelt: brachiologia, brachiologa
Also known as: articulus, the cutted comma

The absence of conjunctions between single words. Compare asyndeton. The effect of brachylogia is a broken, hurried delivery.


Phillip! Rise! Eat! Leave!
Love, hate, jealousy, frenzy, fury drew him from pity —Angel Day

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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.