The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.

Guliani never fell back on pleonasms. He’d just chant “9/11” until the crowd went limp with tears.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Pleonasm.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/pleonasm. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “pleonasm”, accessed October 24, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/pleonasm.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Pleonasm. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/pleonasm

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