Stylistic devices: Tautology


What is Tautology?

Tautology is a statement that says the same thing twice in different ways or a statement that is unconditionally true by the way it is phrased.

Examples of tautology

  • Forward planning.
  • It’s a free gift.
  • The mobile phone is a new innovation.
  • In my point of view, it is completely useless.
  • These are necessary essentials.
  • My first priority is to buy food for the children.
  • Socrates is either mortal or he’s not.
36 Figures of Speech Types Simile Metaphor Etc With Examples
36 Figures of Speech Types Simile Metaphor Etc With Examples

List of Figures of Speech in the English Language – Literary Devices

Accumulation Climax Metalepsis
Adjunction Dysphemism Metaphor
Adnomination Ellipsis Metonymy
Alliteration Euphemism Simile
Allusion Epigram Synecdoche
Anaphora Epiphora (or epistrophe) Tautology
Antanaclasis Hyperbole Understatement
Anticlimax Hypophora Zeugma and syllepsis
Antiphrasis Irony
Antithesis Litotes
Apostrophe Oxymoron
Assonance Personification
Cataphora Puns
Chiasmus Merism

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