epanalepsis

epanalepsis

[ep-uh-nuh-lep-sis]
noun Rhetoric.
a repetition of a word or a phrase with intervening words setting off the repetition, sometimes occurring with a phrase used both at the beginning and end of a sentence, as in Only the poor really know what it is to suffer; only the poor.

Origin:
1575–85; < Greek epanálēpsis literally, resumption, taking up again, equivalent to ep- ep- + ana- ana- + lêpsis taking hold (lēp-, variant stem of lambánein to take + -sis -sis)

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epanalepsis (ɪˌpænəˈlɛpsɪs)
 
n
rhetoric the repetition, after a more or less lengthy passage of subordinate or parenthetic text, of a word or clause that was used before
 
[C16: from Greek, from epi- + ana- + lēpis taking, from lambanein to take up]
 
epana'leptic
 
adj

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epanalepsis

the repetition of a word or phrase after intervening language, as in the first line of Algernon Charles Swinburne's "Itylus":Swallow, my sister, O sister swallow,How can thine heart be full of the spring

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