Definition and Examples of Tricolons in Rhetoric

Another gem from ‘’ that might interest you, as writers. I enjoyed reading these and will think of incorporating a ‘tricolon’ into my writing habits. But , first things first, what is a ‘tricolon’?

A tricolon is a series of three parallel words, phrases, or clauses. Learn more about this term and see examples from famous works.
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17 thoughts on “Definition and Examples of Tricolons in Rhetoric”

      1. Our school district and other suburbs in the area are planning on a hybrid system, two days in school and two days at home. Not sure about the 5th day. Some kids will go Mon/Wed others Tye/Thu. It’s for K thru 12, I believe.

        I assume that there will still be a need for guards. As for me…I’ll send you an email.

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      2. That is much like what many schools here are doing. The ones in bigger areas are opting for distance learning to start. Makes sense. It sounds like you will be at your corner. Lucky kids! I know you’ll be in touch.


    1. It was easy, just reposting something I read. I’ve been real lazy, or just dumb, ‘cause I’ve only written ONE story this summer. I think unused up all the words I knew 🤪. But, yes, this was nerdy wasn’t it. Very unlike me…I think🤓. Hope you’re having a good summer inspite of the virus. Stay well and keep writing!

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