American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Rhetorical repetition at the beginning of a phrase of the word or words with which the previous phrase ended; for example, He is a man of loyalty—loyalty always firm.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A figure in rhetoric and poetry, consisting in the repetition at the beginning of a line or clause of the last word or words preceding, as in the following examples:
- n. rhetoric A rhetorical device in which a word or phrase used at the end of a sentence or clause is repeated near the beginning of the next sentence or clause.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rhet.) A repetition of the last word or any prominent word in a sentence or clause, at the beginning of the next, with an adjunct idea.”
- n. repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
- Late Latin anadiplōsis, from Greek, from anadiploun, to redouble : ana-, ana- + diploun, to double (from diplous, double; see dwo- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One discovers numerous examples in which De Luca uses such rhetorical devices as anadiplosis or the repetition of a word at the end of a clause or at the beginning of another; anaphora or the repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses; or anastrophe which is the inversion of the usual word order within a sentence.”
“Note: Can you spot the anaphora and the anadiplosis?”
“In an anadiplosis one repeats a word near the end of one phrase or clause at the beginning of the next.”
“For instance, here's an anadiplosis from Shakespeare's Richard II:”
“This figure is known to the rhetoricians as anadiplosis, or the beginning of a phrase with the final words of the previous phrase; it is also ploce, the insistent repetition of a word within the same line or phrase.”
“And some of the tricks which the boy-poet has caught are interesting and abode with him, such as the _anadiplosis_ --”
“The sudden introduction of the interrogative clause in this line is an example of the figure of speech called anadiplosis.”
“In so doing, I have left out anadiplosis, the ` use of the last word in one clause to begin another. ”
“n. - an abrupt shift in midsentence in syntax to another construction adj. - jovial, festive and amatory anadiplosis”
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