Diacope (di-a’-co-pee): Repetition of a word with one or more between, usually to express deep feeling.

I can’t believe you stole Mr. Woo-woo. You and me have been friends for almost 2 months, and you stole Woo-woo right out of the big cardboard box while we were sleeping! Stole my beloved little puppy. Don’t tell me you took him to the Vet you miserable creep.  You stole Woo-woo. I don’t care about the fake Vet bill you’re waving at me! I don’t care that you brought Woo-woo back. That’s not the point. When he was gone, he was stolen and you stole him.

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

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