Diaphora (di-a’-pho-ra): Repetition of a common name so as to perform two logical functions: to designate an individual and to signify the qualities connoted by that individual’s name or title.
It’s Bill again–unpaid Bill! Three months, no money. Tonight, we take back the car. Call the sheriff.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)