Monday, March 9, 2009


epanalepsis \ˌe-pə-nə-ˈlep-sis\ noun: repetition of the initial word or phrase of a clause or sentence at the end (“the king is dead, long live the king”)

Etymology: Greek epanálēpsis repetition, resumption, taking up again

Epanalepsis sounds less like a figure of speech and more like a type of seizure.

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