epanados

epanados

1. the repeating of a phrase or sentence in reverse order.
2. a return to the main topic or heading after a digression.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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In this manner a combination of epanados and antimetabole links the peripety to the opening of the speech.
Fraunce explains epanados as "regression or turning to the same sound, when one and the same sound is repeated in the beginning and the middle, or middle and end.
Concerning the figures, they paid attention to the epizeuxis, anadiplosis, climax, anaphora, epistrophe, epanalepsis, epanados, paronomasia, and polyptoton.