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- n. The repetition of the same word or clause after intervening matter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure by which the same word or clause is repeated after intervening matter.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. repetition after intervening words
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.