Poetry — Repetition

Repetition
Reiteration of a word, sound, phrase, or idea. often used by orators and in poetry.

Redundant
Characterized by superfluous words; unjstified repetition. Also, it can mean identical rhyme.

Pleonasm
Like redundant, the use of superfluous syllables or words; needless repetition or the addition of unnecessary words

Tautology
The use of repetitious words without adding force or clarity

Echo
A complex, subtle, and multifarious acoustic phenomenon involving a faint but perceptible repetition inside a work.

Incremental Repetition
A form of iteration frequently found in the ballad, which is not a refrain but the repeating of phrases and lines so the meaning is enhanced.

Palilogy
Deliberate repetition of words

Antimetabole
The repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical order

Chiasmus
A pattern in which the second part is balanced against the first but with the parts reversed.

Polyptoton
The repetition i nclose proximity of words that have the same roots, usually with a different grammatical case

Ploce
Repetition whereby different grammatical forms and senses of a word are “woven” through an utterance

Epanodos
The repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning and middle, or at the middle and end, of a sentence.

Anadiplosis
Repetition in which the last word or phrase of one sentence or line is repeated in the beginning of the next.

Epanalepsis
The repetition at the end of a clause of a word or phrase that occured at its beginning.

Anaphora
Repetition in which the same expression is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences. Also Epanaphora

Symploce
A figure of speech combining anaphora and epistrophe, resulting in repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses, along with the repetition of another or the same word or phrase at the end of the successive clauses.

Epistrophe
The repetition of the closing word or phrase at the end of several clauses.

Repetend
One or more words repeated at intervals in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza.

Burden
A Chorus or Refrain

Leitmotif
A recurrent repetition of some word, phrase, situation, or idea such as tends to unify a work through its power to recall earlier occurences.

Exergasia
A single point made over and over in different ways, something established and reestablished; a repetition of one idea in various forms.

Merism
A repetition of parts; specifically, the use of a pair of opposites to mean a whole.

Report Song
A verse including a degree of repitition or echo.

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