Pliny's Letters-Stylistic Points-Story 1

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STYLE

word order in clauses and sentences – e.g. placing a word at 

the end of a sentence or clause adds emphasis.

choice of vocabulary – unusual words or use of synonyms to avoid repetition

balanced clauses or chiastic arrangement

alliteration, assonance

short sentences move a story on rapidly and add dramatic effect

repetition of key words or similar sounding words

EXAMPLES

BALANCED CLAUSES

et mihi discendi et tibi docendi

futura praeteritis adversa secundis

accedenti Carthaginem egredienti navem  

iturum enim Romam 

honoresque gesturum

atque etiam  ... in eandam provinciam reversurum

ibique…

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