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epistrophe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epistrophe  \E*pis"tro*phe\,  n.  [L.,  from  Gr  ?  a  turning  toward, 
  return,  fr  ?  to  turn  toward;  'epi`  upon  to  +  ?  to  turn.] 
  (Rhet.) 
  A  figure  in  which  successive  clauses  end  with  the  same  word 
  or  affirmation;  e.  g.,  ``Are  they  Hebrews?  so  am  I.  Are  they 
  Israelites?  so  am  I.''  --2  Cor.  xi  22. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epistrophe 
  n  :  repetition  of  the  ends  of  two  or  more  successive  sentences, 
  verses,  etc  [syn:  {epiphora}] 




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