Symploce (sim’-plo-see or sim’-plo-kee): The combination of anaphora and epistrophe: beginning a series of lines, clauses, or sentences with the same word or phrase while simultaneously repeating a different word or phrase at the end of each element in this series.
We never know what the future will bring. We never know what a promise will bring. We never know and yet we must travel on, not knowing, but hoping for what only hope will bring.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)