Mesarchia (mes-ar’-chi-a): The repetition of the same word or words at the beginning and middle of successive sentences.

I thought I was going crazy looking at little men sitting on my foot. I thought I was going really nuts with the little men pointing at me and laughing. I thought I was going loony tunes for sure hanging out with little men playing acoustic guitars. Then I realized I had just spent two hours watching Fox News.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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