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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
This figure often occurs public address with others such as antithesis, anaphora, asyndeton, climax, epistrophe and symploce.