Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, repetition or resumption; especially, a figure by which the same word or phrase is repeated after one or more intervening words, or on returning to the same subject after a digression. An example of epanalepsis is found in 1 Cor. xi.: “(v. 18) When ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you. … (v. 20) When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.”
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rhet.) A figure by which the same word or clause is repeated after intervening matter.
- n. repetition after intervening words
- Ancient Greek to take up. (Wiktionary)
“Beginning and ending in 'fear' (an effect also known as epanalepsis), the passage plays with 'dead' and 'live', 'hope' and 'fear' in a way that is at once witty and heartbreaking, since we know that the boys 'lives will soon end.”
“= Professor R.J. Tarrant points out the similar epanalepsis at Hor _Ep_ I xi 9 '_oblitusque_ meorum, _obliuiscendus_ et illis'.”
“Up to line 48 the author sets in opposition the types of the Old Testament and the realities of the New, a theme very favourable to epanalepsis.”
“Perhaps a better example of epanalepsis would be "Redundancy Department of Redundancy" because his title was meant to emphasize the redundancy.”
“It could also be argued that you used epanalepsis, though I doubt that was your intention.”
“If he didn't intend to emphasize dept, then it wouldn't be epanalepsis, would it?”
“On page 171 epanalepsis is given a different pronunciation and literal meaning than on page 51.”
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