Anadiplosis

Elizabeth Battle

an·a·di·plo·sis


Definition

Repetition of a clause or phrase at the end of one sentence and beginning of a nearby one.


Description

  • CLAUSE: containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence
  • PHRASE:
    a sequence of two or more words arranged in a sentence.
  • it originates from the Greek language.
  • its used mostly in poetry and speeches.
  • it helps speaker get their point across.
  • it helps poets rhyme
  • usually short words like love, hate, and fear.


Example

  • "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you."
    (Frank Oz as Yoda in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menance)


This example uses the words fear, anger, and hate as the repeating words. Its a perfect example because the words repeat at the begging and end of the sentences.