omission of conjunctions in between clauses
I came, I saw, I conquered.
"we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." -John F. Kennedy
"We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be..." -Winston Churchill
repetition of words at the beginning of clauses, phrases, sentences, etc.
"My life is my purpose. My life is my goal. My life is my inspiration."
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens starts with following lines:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."
(repetition) phrases that build importance. "climbing the ladder"
"It's a well-hit ball... it's a long drive... it might be... it could be... it IS... a home run!"
"Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Superman!"
"There are three things that will endure: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."
"I think we've reached a point of great decision, not just for our nation, not only for all humanity, but for life upon the earth."
"...Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour."
"...they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, ... among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
the use of coordinating conjunctions close together, and more than needed, for stylistic effect
example: The dinner was so good; I ate the chicken, and the salad, and the turkey, and the wild rice, and the bread, and the mashed potatoes, and the cranberry sauce.
I wore a sweater, and a hat, and a scarf, and a pair of boots, and mittens