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.

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