Symploce


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.

I am not too old to run this race.

I am not too moderate to win this race.

I am not going to lose this race.

I am going to be your next President

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

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