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Multiple Synonyms

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This repetition-like catalog uses items of the same meaning. Use it to pile on a key concept or piece of persuasion. Multiple Synonyms constitute a form of amplification, turning up the volume on your point. The figure therefore works best at the extremes, helping you exaggerate or emphasize. For once, the technical term here seems natural: synonymia.

'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!! John Cleese

He was big, huge, linebacker huge, refrigerator huge, large. He contained multitudes. Word Hero