Post 3/3 on stylistic devices related to syntax.
I’m awarding the zeugma its own personal section w/i the “Syntax” chapter, as this device has various subtypes, all of which involve different ways of connecting two or more words or clauses with a linking word that is stated only once but implicitly applies to all subjects. This helps avoid tedious and unnecessary repetition, allowing one to say “Jack and Jill went up the hill,” rather than “Jack went up the hill and Jill went up the hill.”
Diazeugma: A single subject is used to link multiple, sometimes disparate verbs.
Prozeugma: The word linking subjects is a verb.
Mesozeugma: The linking word/phrase appears in the middle of the sentence.
Hypozeugma: The linking word/phrase appears at the end of the sentence.