Anadiplosis (an’-a-di-plo’-sis): The repetition of the last word (or phrase) from the previous line, clause, or sentence at the beginning of the next. Often combined with climax.

Winter is turning its face away. Away it goes into spring’s warmth. Warmth that’s welcomed by every inch of land and all its creatures. Creatures large and small–animals; two legs and four legs, and crawling and flying insects, and plants rooted in the warming soil, and reptiles basking–basking in the sun on warm rocks and stones; something fulfilled: fulfilled by the inevitability of the seasons and this, the latest coming of spring.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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