an'-a-di-plo'-sis from Gk. ana “again” and diploun “to double”
the redouble

The repetition of the last word (or phrase) from the previous line, clause, or sentence at the beginning of the next. Often combined with climax.

The love of wicked men converts to fear,
That fear to hate, and hate turns one or both
To worthy danger and deserved death.
—Shakespeare, Richard II 5.1.66-68

The following shows anadiplosis of a phrase:
...a man could stand and see the whole wide reach
Of blue Atlantic. But he stayed ashore.

He stayed ashore and plowed, and drilled his rows...
                                     — Charles Bruce, “Biography”

Related Figures

  Sources: Peacham (1577) I3r; Fraunce (1588) 1.17 ("anadiplosis," "climax"); Putt. (1589) 210 ("anadiplosis," "the redouble"); Day 1599 85; Hoskins 1599 12

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