The Greek word asýndeton, which can be translated as “Detached”, derived in late Latin asyndĕton. He arrived in our language as asyndeton, a term that is used in the field of rhetoric.
The asyndeton implies obviate conjunctions in a speech with the aim of produce a certain hue. In this way, energy can be contributed to what is expressed, to mention one possibility.
By avoiding links that should be included in an enumeration, the asyndeton falls back to a pause so as not to resent the meaning, but allowing the text to gain in fluidity. The sensation generated by this literary figure is linked to the effervescent or the dynamic.
The example better known of asyndeton is the expression “Come, vidi, vici”, attributed to Julius Caesar. This phrase is translated as “I came, I saw, I conquered” or “I came I saw I conquered”.
“Gold, lilium, carnation, shining crystal” (Luis de Gongora), “Work, move, shake to eat!” (Gustavo Adolfo Becquer) Y “The children, in white, play, scream, sweat, arrive” are other examples of asyndeton that can be found in the field of literature.
Asyndeton also appears in slogans or slogans. The call Three R’s rule, to mention one case, consists of “reduce reuse recycle”, three actions that must be carried out to minimize the ecological footprint and the damage that humans cause to environment.
According to this rule, People should “reduce” consumption, “re-use” products and “Recycle” waste to reduce the amount of waste that is generated and thus lower the level of contamination. With the intention of facilitating the memorization of these guidelines and causing an aesthetic effect, the usual thing is to appeal to the asyndeton and mention “reduce reuse recycle”, without the Y that it would be logical to include (“Reduce, reuse Y Recycle”).