anadiplosis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin anadiplosis, from Ancient Greek ἀναδίπλωσις ‎(anadíplōsis).

Noun[edit]

anadiplosis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural anadiploses)

  1. (rhetoric) A figure of speech in which a word or phrase used at the end of a clause or expression is repeated near the beginning of the next clause or expression.
Examples

"Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope."
(Romans 5:3-4)

Usage note[edit]

Frequently combined with (but distinct from) climax, so that each step of the anadiplosis typically increases in magnitude or rhetorical force, with the effect of making the last term more powerful by comparison.

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