Anadiplosis

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Anadiplosis Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    anadiplosis n : repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next [syn: reduplication]
Anadiplosis Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Anadiplosis \An`a*di*plo"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? + ? to double, ?, ?, twofold, double.] (Rhet.) A repetition of the last word or any prominent word in a sentence or clause, at the beginning of the next, with an adjunct idea; as, ``He retained his virtues amidst all his misfortunes -- misfortunes which no prudence could foresee or prevent.''
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Anadiplosis (pronounced /ænədɨˈploʊsɨs/, AN-ə-di-PLOH-sis; from the Greek: ἀναδίπλωσις, anadíplōsis, "a doubling, folding up") is the repetition of the last word of a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence.

The word was also used in archaic medicine, for a reduplication of the fits, or paroxysms of fevers, in which sense, some writers also called it epanadiplosis (ἐπαναδίπλωσις) or epanalepsis (ἐπανάληψις).

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