Anadiplosis

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Anadiplosis (/ænədɪˈplsɪs/ AN-ə-di-PLOH-sis; Greek: ἀναδίπλωσις, anadíplōsis, "a doubling, folding up") is the repetition of the last word of a preceding clause.[1] The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence.[2]

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  • Noust in the grass / grass in the wind / wind on the lark / lark for the sun / Sun through the sea / sea in the heart / heart in its noust / nothing is lost —John Glenday, Noust
  • "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." —Yoda.
  • "For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas and hath not left his peer." —John Milton, Lycidas
  • "Queeg: 'Aboard my ship, excellent performance is standard. Standard performance is sub-standard. Sub-standard performance is not permitted to exist.'" —Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny.
  • "Mine be thy love, and thy love's use their treasure." —Shakespeare, Sonnet 20.
  • "Having power makes [totalitarian leadership] isolated; isolation breeds insecurity; insecurity breeds suspicion and fear; suspicion and fear breed violence." —Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Permanent Purge: Politics in Soviet Totalitarianism
  • "What I present here is what I remember of the letter, and what I remember of the letter I remember verbatim (including that awful French)." —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
  • "The years to come seemed waste of breath, / A waste of breath the years behind" - William Butler Yeats "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death"
  • “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” [3]

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References[edit]

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.
  • Corbett, Edward P.J. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. Oxford University Press, New York, 1971.
  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920). Greek Grammar. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. p. 673. ISBN 0-674-36250-0.
  1. ^ "Anadiplosis". Brigham Young University. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Definition of Anadiplosis". Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/10/watch-your-thoughts/

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