Epanalepsis
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Abstract

Epanalepsis is a rhetorical device characterized by the repetition, for the sake of emphasis, of a word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses.

Epanalepsis is a rhetorical device characterized by the repetition, for the sake of emphasis, of a word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses. The term is taken from the Greek epanálēpsis, which means ‘taking up again, resumption, repetition’. The term can be considered synonymous with anaphora (from the Greek anaphorá ‘carrying back’) and epanaphora

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Valerie Hannon Smitherman, “Epanalepsis”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000456>
First published online: 2013



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