Symploce

Symploce

[sim-ploh-see]
In rhetoric, symploce is a figure of speech that is a slight onomatopoeia with a simile. It is the combination of anaphora and epistrophe. It derives from the Greek word , meaning "interweaving".

Examples

"When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it." Bill Clinton

References

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920). Greek Grammar. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-36250-0.

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