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In rhetoric, an epizeuxis is the repetition of a word or phrase in immediate succession, for vehemence or emphasis.[1]


Alone, alone, all all alone,

Alone on a wide, wide sea".

Samuel Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

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  1. ^ Arthur Quinn, Figures of Speech, Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1982.
  2. ^ http://www.easter1916.net/oration.htm

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