In linguistics, an epizeuxis
is the repetition
of words in immediate succession, for vehemence or emphasis.
- "Words, words, words." (Hamlet)
- "Developers, developers, developers, developers!" (Steve Ballmer)
- "Education, education, education." (Tony Blair)
- "Never, never, never quit." (Winston Churchill)
- "Location, location, location." (Common phrase tied to real estate)
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