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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