Daily Archives: December 17, 2013

Traductio

Traductio (tra-duk’-ti-o): Repeating the same word variously throughout a sentence or thought. Some authorities restrict traductio further to mean repeating the same word but with a different meaning (see ploceantanaclasis, and diaphora), or in a different form (polyptoton). If the repeated word occurs in parallel fashion at the beginnings of phrases or clauses, it becomes anaphora; at the endings of phrases or clauses, epistrophe.

A whole bunch of stuff will happen today that I can’t foresee right now—even though, right now, it’s today.

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