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A rhetorical figure by which the same word or phrase is repeated at the end of successive clauses, sentences, or lines, as in Whitman's Song of Myself (1855):The moth and the fish-eggs are in their place,The bright suns I see and the dark suns I cannot see are in their place,The palpable is in its place and the impalpable is in its place.Adjective: epistrophic. See also anaphora, antistrophe.

Subjects: Literature.

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