Diacope

Diacope

Diacope is a rhetorical term meaning uninterrupted repetition of a word, or repetition with only one or two words between each repeated phrase.

Examples:

  • "All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost!" (William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I, Scene 1).

To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells--
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
''Bells, bells, bells--
--Edgar Allan Poe, "The Bells"

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