repetition of the last word or words of one clause or line of verse, at the beginning of the next (Ex.: “He gave his life; his life was all he could give.”)
Origin of anadiplosisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek anadipl?sis ; from anadiploun, to double ; from ana-, up, again + diploos, double
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.
Origin of anadiplosisLate Latin anadipl&omacron;sis, from Greek, from anadiploun, to redouble : ana-, ana- + diploun, to double (from diplous, double; see dwo- in Indo-European roots).
(countable and uncountable, plural anadiploses)
- (rhetoric) A rhetorical device in which a word or phrase used at the end of a sentence or clause is repeated near the beginning of the next sentence or clause.