College English 12
Explanation of Term
An instance of using a word, phrase, or clause more than once in a short passage--dwelling on a point.
-Needless or unintentional repetition=distracting and boring.
- Example's: ". . . who died of a fatal dose of heroin"
". . . a group for one-parent single mothers"
-The purpose of, when used deliberately, repetition can be an effective rhetorical strategy for achieving emphasis. Repetition can wake readers up and help them to focus on a key idea or, at times, even raise a smile.
- Example's: "I want her to live. I want her to breathe. I want her to aerobicize."
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating