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A figure of speech in which a partial repetition arises from the use in close proximity of two related words having different forms, e.g. singular and plural forms of the same word. An example is found at the close of this couplet by Byron:A little while she strove, and much repented,And whispering ‘I will ne'er consent’—consented.

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