Epizeuxis

Epizeuxis

In linguistics, an epizeuxis is the repetition of words in immediate succession, for vehemence or emphasis.

Examples:

Such repetition is also used in writing:

Alone, alone, all all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea".

Samuel Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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