Ploce (figure of speech)

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A ploce is a figure of speech in which a word is separated or repeated by way of emphasis;[1] the repetition of a word functions as a different part of speech or in different contexts.


  • "In that great victory, Caesar was Caesar!"
  • "Make war upon themselves - brother to brother / Blood to blood, self against self." - Richard III, by Shakespeare
  • "My lovely one I fain would love thee much, but all my Love is none at all I see." - Edward Taylor, "Preparatory Meditation 12"

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  1. ^ "Word of the Day Archive". 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2013-10-18.