A linguistic Perspective of Syndeton , Asyndeton and Polysyndetonin Mark Twain’s Literary Works


  • nadya khairy Muhamed university of baghdad
  • Asaad Qahtan Al-Janabi University of Babylon




asyndeton, syndeton, polysyndeton


    In this paper , aspects of syndetic coordinations ,  asyndetic coordinations , and polysyndeton have been investigated  in Mark Twain literary works : A Short story  entitled  ‘A dog’s Tale ‘(1904) , and a short novel which is A Horse’s Tale (1907).  The present paper tackles these aspects in order to show whether they are extensively utilized in the literary works of Mark Twain and the reasons behind their utilizations . Results of the analysis show that polysyndeton  is everywhere in these works i.e., in A dog’s tale and A horse’s  tale . Polysyndeton   is  the most oft-used way of constructing a sentence with multiple clauses, and it works well because it aids clarity .  Or writers  might use them to  create a sense of overwhelm . In this case the pace would be moderated as the reader is pulled into the mire of the narrative.

The speaker utilizes and to link items in series, rather than split them up with commas( asyndetic coordinations). In doing so, every one of the items is emphasized individually.


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A linguistic Perspective of Syndeton , Asyndeton and Polysyndetonin Mark Twain’s Literary Works. (2024). ALUSTATH JOURNAL FOR HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 63(2), 29-41. https://doi.org/10.36473/cf90yn62