Epistrophe


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Epistrophe

 

a figurative device, the repetition of a word at the end of consecutive units of discourse (Festonchiki, vse festonchiki: pelerinka iz festonchikov, na rukavakh festonchiki, epoletsy iz festonchikov . . ., “Scallops, always scallops: the cape with scallops, the cuffs with scallops, the epaulets with scallops . . .,” Gogol).

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Here, Aquinas assumes the image of the circle, which is another metaphor from the epistrophe, to illustrate the process of human reason, not purely intellectual but discursive.
At Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln omitted idiomatic conjunctions between the last two elements of his anaphora or epanaphora (like beginnings) in "we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground" and his epistrophe or antistrophe (like endings) in "government of the people, by the people, for the people.
I also draw attention to the devices of sound and repetition that would appeal to an audience (anaphora, epistrophe, polyptoton, disjunction, alliteration, assonance).
We also see how King's use of repetition (through anaphora, epistrophe, and epimone) encouraged audience responses - vocal participation.