epistrophe(redirected from epistrophes)
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The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the end of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs, as "government of the people, by the people, for the people" (Abraham Lincoln).
[Greek epistrophē, a turning about : epi-, epi- + strophē, a turning; see strophe.]
(Rhetoric) rhetoric repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
[C17: New Latin, from Greek, from epi- + strophē a turning]
e•pis•tro•phe(ɪˈpɪs trə fi)
the repetition of a word or words at the end of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences, as in “I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong. …”