The syntax of a sentence can be used to affect the style of writing and to spice up the prose if not overused. There are several kinds of syntactical devices. Here are a few:
It’s a syntax style consisting of a repetition of the same word at the start of a sentence.
Example: “I despise the man. I despise his stand on the issues. I despise those who admire him!”
These are concepts standing in opposition of one another.
Example: “I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t.”
Example: “Setting foot on the moon is one small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind.”
It is symmetry in grammatical structure whereby two clauses are used with a reversal of structure against one another.
Example: John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
This is a repetition of the same word at the end of a sentence (the opposite of anaphora).
Example: “I avoid the man. I despise the man. I condemn the man!”
This is another form of symmetry in grammatical structure using elements that are similar or identical in meaning, meter, sound, or structure.
Example: They include common expressions like, “Easy come, easy go”; “Like father, like son”; or “What goes around, comes around.”
Example: “Walking is slow, long, and tiring.”
This is a single word (most often a verb) that applies to two or more words (usually nouns) in the same sentence. The meanings can create literal and metaphorical connotations.
Example: “He opened her front door and the secrets in his heart.”
Example: “His plane and his ambitions crashed.”