antanaclasis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντανάκλασις (antanaklasis, reflection, bending back), ἀντί (anti, against) + ἀνά (ana, up) + κλάσις (klasis, breaking).

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Examples

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi

antanaclasis

  1. (rhetoric) The repeated use of the same word or phrase, but with a different meaning each time; a kind of pun.

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