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n. pl. an·a·di·plo·ses (-sēz)
Rhetorical repetition at the beginning of a phrase of the word or words with which the previous phrase ended; for example, He is a man of loyalty—loyalty always firm.

[Late Latin anadiplōsis, from Greek, from anadiploun, to redouble : ana-, ana- + diploun, to double (from diplous, double; see dwo- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Rhetoric) rhetoric repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next
[C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double]
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(ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -plo•ses (-ˈploʊ siz)
repetition of the last word or words of one clause at the beginning of the next clause, as in “To die, to sleep; to sleep!”
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek, derivative (with -sis -sis) of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back = ana- ana- + diploûsthai, middle of diploûn to double (see diploma)]
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a device in which an unimportant word or the beginning of a phrase in one sentence is repeated in the following sentence, often with a change or extension of the sense. Cf. epanastrophe.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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Repetition at the beginning of a sentence, line, or phrase of the last words of the preceding one.
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Noun1.anadiplosis - repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
repetition - the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
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That's probably because it requires learning incomprehensible Greek terms like diasyrmus (rejecting an argument through ridiculous comparison) or anadiplosis (repeating the last word from the previous line at the beginning of the next one).
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He draws from his toolbox a seemingly infinite variety of figurative and aural effects, including such devices as anadiplosis, paranomasia, and asyndeton, sending this reader to the dictionary more than once.
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