symploce

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συμπλοκή (sumplokḗ, interweaving)

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Noun[edit]

symploce (plural symploces)

Examples (repitition)

The white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled. - Malcolm X

  1. (rhetoric) The repetition of one word or words at the beginning and another word or words at the end of successive phrases or clauses.
  2. (rhetoric) A combination of epanaphora and antistrophe.

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  1. ^ Dictionary.com, based on Random House Dictionary