Coenotes


Coenotes (cee’-no-tees): Repetition of two different phrases: one at the beginning and the other at the end of successive paragraphs. Note: Composed of anaphora and epistrophecoenotes is simply a more specific kind of symploce (the repetition of phrases, not merely words).

I am not going to leave. I need to be here–to watch TV and enjoy your cooking too! I will never go.

I am not going to leave. You need me to support you. You need the money I earn to make the mortgage payment and pay for the car and all the crap you bought on the internet. I will never go.

I am not going to leave. I don’t care what you say. We are a perfect couple. We compliment each other: I like staying home & you like going out. You are a vegetarian & I love meat. I like bowling & you think it sucks. I watch Fox News & you watch MSNBC. We are a perfect couple. I will never go.

You’re filing for a restraining order? Well, on that note, I guess it’s time to go.

You can find me again on Facebook when you realize what a mistake you’ve made!

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

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