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[an-uh-di-ploh-sis] /ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs/
noun, Rhetoric
repetition in the first part of a clause or sentence of a prominent word from the latter part of the preceding clause or sentence, usually with a change or extension of meaning.
1580-90; < Latin < Greek, equivalent to anadiplō-, variant stem of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back + -sis -sis. See ana-, diplosis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for anadiplosis


(rhetoric) repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double
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Word Origin and History for anadiplosis

"repetition of an initial word," 1580s, from Latin, from Greek anadiplosis, from anadiploesthai "to be doubled back, to be made double," from ana "back" (see ana-) + diploun "to double, fold over" (see diploma).

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Encyclopedia Article for anadiplosis

a device in which the last word or phrase of one clause, sentence, or line is repeated at the beginning of the next. An example is the phrase that is repeated between stanzas one and two of John Keats's poem "The Eve of St. Agnes":Numb were the beadsman's fingers, while he toldHis rosary, and while his frosted breath,Like pious incense from a censer old,Seem'd taking flight for heaven, without a death,Past the sweet Virgin's picture, while his prayer he saith.His prayer he saith, this patient, holy man:

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