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- "Put out the light, and then put out the light."–Shakespeare, Othello, Act V, scene 2.
- "I'm 'bout the dough, I count the dough,..."–2 Chainz, Turn Up
- "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!—Richard III
- "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!— Talbot Rothwell, Carry on Cleo
- "They will laugh, indeed they will laugh, at his parchment and his wax."—Edmund Burke, "A Letter to a Noble Lord," 1796
- "I knew it. Born in a hotel room—and goddamn it—died in a hotel room."—last words of playwright Eugene O'Neill
- "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did."—Dr William Butler (1535-1618), on strawberries, quoted by Izaak Walton in The Compleat Angler.
- Leo Marks's poem "The Life That I Have", memorably used in the film Odette, is an extended example of diacope:
- The life that I have
- Is all that I have
- And the life that I have
- Is yours.
- The love that I have
- Of the life that I have
- Is yours and yours and yours.
- A sleep I shall have
- A rest I shall have
- Yet death will be but a pause.
- For the peace of my years
- In the long green grass
- Will be yours and yours and yours.
The first line in the poem not to deploy diacope is the one about death being "a pause."
- "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."—Paul Harvey. This is also an example of an epanalepsis.
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