epizeuxis

Epizeuxis

Ep`i*zeux"is\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a fastening together, repetition, fr. ? to fasten to or upon; 'epi` upon + ? to join, yoke.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following lines:

Alone, alone, all all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea. --Coleridge.
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