The stylistic resources by addiction

The stylistic resources by addiction
The stylistic resources by addiction

Beyond the content, a text is interesting according to the vocabulary chosen on each occasion and according to the stylistic resources used. Well, regarding the latter, there can be several types, so we will dedicate several posts to them. In this case we are going to start with the stylistic devices by addiction.

This is a way to lengthen texts. Something that, in addition to its sound and possible elegance, can be very interesting when it comes to meeting a minimum number of words. Although, they must not be abused and that they become not only unnecessary resources from a point of view that do not provide content, but they can also be negative, by making the reading heavy. Thus which in their proper measure can be very interesting.


Here are a few ideas to expand our texts.

The paraphrase. It is an explanation that tends to expand a text, but it is done not only to add words, but to illustrate what was said previously or make it more intelligible to the reader.

The definitions. His name tells us. It consists of introducing certain terms, and then including their definition to clarify them. Obviously this resource is useful in the case of specialized terms taking into account the level of the reader.

The doubts. Why not include some questions in the text? They are doubts that can besolve throughout the text. (Hopefully in this case the resource is well used).

The antitheses. Another option is to incorporate two opposing arguments in the same text, to show pros and cons, so that they serve as reasoning for our final option.

The paradoxes. We continue with the opposites, but in this case it is about revealing certain contradictions that may be hidden at first sight, and we show them very clearly.

The similes. The use of similes or comparisons can always be very explanatory for a text, to capture the characteristics of an object or a situation.

The synonymy. Use synonyms repeatedly, thereby highlighting an idea or serving to insist on a meaning.

The antonymy. Quite the contrary. That is, playing with words that have completely opposite meanings.

The pleonasm. In this case, it is about adding completely unnecessary words, but which instead are capable of incorporating grace or sonority to others or to an entire expression.

The epithet. And we finish with this way of adjectives, with which no information about the subject is added, since it is an essential quality of it and known to all. The classic example is: Snow White.

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