noun Rhetoric.

  1. 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.


  1. rhetoric repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next

“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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