Definitions

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  • n. The repetition of one word or words at the beginning and another word or words at the end of successive phrases or clauses.
  • n. A combination of epanaphora and antistrophe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses; as, Justice came down from heaven to view the earth; Justice returned to heaven, and left the earth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, the repetition of one word at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, as in the sentence “Mercy descended from heaven to dwell on the earth; Mercy fled back to heaven and left the earth.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, i.e., simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek συμπλοκή (symploke, "interweaving") (Wiktionary)

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