Literary Devices

Definition of syntax
Syntax refers to word order, and the way in which it works with grammatical structures. As we are used to hearing things in certain orders, the effect of breaking with normal syntax is to draw attention to what is being said and the way it is said. P J Kavanagh's 'Beyond Decoration' has a speaker who says, rather than "I cannot go out", "Go out I cannot", which - by shifting its syntax - seems to make the impossibility in "cannot" stronger, as well as creating a reversed echo with the second half of that line. The opening of Dylan Thomas' 'A Refusal To Mourn the Death, By Fire, of a Child in London' is hypnotic in part because of its rhythms and rhyming, but also in that its syntax is designed to put such distance between "Never until..." and "..shall I".

Some poets will also deliberately fracture syntax beyond what is considered grammatically correct, which demands a lot of attention, but aims to repay this attention by revealing things that cannot be said within the habits of thought that grammatical language maintains.

What is conjunction?
The part of speech (or word class) that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences.
The common conjunctions--and, but, for, or, nor, yet, and so--join the elements of a coordinate structure.
A sentence style that employs many coordinate conjunctions is called polysyndeton. A sentence style that omits conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses is called asyndeton.
In contrast to coordinating conjunctions, which connect words, phrases, and clauses of equal rank,subordinating conjunctions connect clauses of unequal rank.

What is a hyperbole??
Hyperboles are exaggerations to create emphasis or effect. As a literary device, hyperbole is often used in poetry, and is frequently encountered in casual speech. An example of hyperbole is: "The bag weighed a ton."[3] Hyperbole makes the point that the bag was very heavy, though it probably doesn't actually weigh a ton.
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