Daily Archives: April 3, 2020


Epizeuxis: Repetition of the same word, with none between, for vehemence. Synonym for palilogia.

Help! Help! Help!

You’re such a drama queen! Ketchup in your lap won’t kill you. Have you ever heard of the boy who cried “hoax” and people got sick and died because there was no hoax? Then one day there really was a hoax, and the little boy yelled “hoax, hoax, hoax” and nobody cared. And the little boy grew up and became President of the United States.

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

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