|Source||Hill (1883); Waddy (1889)|
1. 2. Redundancy.
2. (1) By redundancy, or the use of words that the sense does not require.
1. The use of 'epithets' is common form of redundancy. In speaking of any thing which has a particular color as an essential attribute, as snow, it is an offense to the intelligence to say the "white snow." (Hill)
1. "In poetry," says Aristotle, "it is becoming enough to say, 'white milk;' in prose, however, it is rather bad taste." - Rhetoric, Book III, Chap. iii. 3. (Hill)
|Related Figures||synonymia, tautologia, epitheton|
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