Meaning of epanalepsis


Pronunciation: (ep"u-nu-lep'sis), [key]
— n. Rhet.
  1. a repetition of a word or a phrase with intervening words setting off the repetition, sometimes occurring with a phrase used both at the beginning and end of a sentence, as in Only the poor really know what it is to suffer; only the poor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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