Diaphora


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.

Here comes Harry–do you think he’s going to harry us again? I wish he’d mellow out!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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