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n.1.(Gram.) Tmesis.
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Further, the repetition of the short prepositional phrase, which forms a rhetorical diacope, (6)"like him, like him," also helps keep the poetic and syntactical balance of the line.
Diacope (Greek): "to cut in two, cut through"--a rhetorical term showing repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feelings.
Also, we should study his rhetorical devices, such as anadiplosis, diacope, hyperbaton and other persuasive-writing techniques I really don't have the I.
You already know what alliteration and hyperbole mean, but what about epizeuxis, diacope, and scesis onomaton?
All figures that involve repetition can be used to indicate heightened emotions, and the ploce, epizeuxis and diacope in this tale of paranoid schizophrenia undermine the frantic narrator's insistence that he can relate his story "calmly.
In this same scene, Macbeth also uses diacope, a figure in which the same word is used first as a modifier and then as a nominal.
let"), diacope, and alliteration, all emphasizing words - light, eye, and see - that are part of a group of iterative images of light and dark and seeing found throughout the play: