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Epizeuxis

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


Dough! Dough! Dough!

Cheese! Cheese! Cheese!

Pepperoni! Pepperoni! Pepperoni!

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

That’s how we make it where I come from. In Genoa, we yell each of the ingredients and their oven-fired result out loud for good luck, and to keep the peace. This tradition dates back to Prince Adorno, patron of our ancient city. He loved pepperoni pizza more than gold and was benevolent to a fault, helping countless nona across our cobbled streets and through our dimly lit and twisted alleyways. When asked why he manifested such kindness, he would say “It’s the pepperoni pizza.” To cultivate his wonderfully edifying sentiments, the people of Genoa made him a pepperoni pizza for lunch every day, calling out the ingredients so he would know where to go to get his beloved pizza.

Traditions are born in strange ways. Knowing their origins rounds out our lives. Mysteries are solved and foundations are strengthened. “Pizza” is a catchphrase for our culture. “Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!” is it’s living spirit as it rings out loud a clear at dinner tables, pizzeria counters, and wedding feasts.


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Epizeuxis

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.

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Epizeuxis

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

Go! Go! Go!

Not there! What the hell is wrong with you?

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Palilogia

Palilogia: Repetition of the same word, with none between, for vehemence. Synonym for epizeuxis.

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Let’s get this surgery over with! My favorite soap opera starts in 5 minutes!

Just stitch him up! He’ll never know!

Hurry, damn it!

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Epizeuxis

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

Go! Go! Go!

You can get there! You’re only 12 miles away–don’t let your bare feet slow you down.

Keep moving and I bet you won’t get frostbite!

Go! Go!

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

Palilogia

Palilogia (pa-li-lo’-gi-a): Repetition of the same word, with none between, for vehemence. Synonym for epizeuxis.

Money! Money!

Money! Money!

Isn’t there anything in the world you give a damn about except money?

Money in the morning.

Money in the afternoon.

Money in the evening.

Money at night–we sleep with money, dream with money, make love with money, wake up with money!

Money! Money! Money!

Put your mind and you mouth on something besides money, or I’m putting my ass on a taxi seat headed to the airport.

Got it? Shut up about money!

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Epizeuxis

Epizeuxis (e-pi-zook’-sis): Repetition of words with no others between, for vehemence or emphasis.

400 shot in the head, the back, the stomach, the heart, the lungs, the throat and neck. Mothers. Fathers. Daughters. Sons. Brothers. Sisters. Everyone.

Kidnapped. Sold. Ransomed. Crucified. Beheaded. Burned. Buried.

Stoned to death. Beaten to death. Bled to death. To death!

Death. Death. Death. Death. Simple. Startling. Stinking. Death.

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

Epizeuxis

Epizeuxis (e-pi-zook’-sis): Repetition of words with no others between, for vehemence or emphasis.

Spend, spend, spend! Bills, bills, bills! We’re broke, but we had a lot of fun getting here! Let’s have a garage sale and buy some lotto tickets with the money we make!

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Epizeuxis

Epizeuxis (e-pi-zook’-sis): Repetition of words with no others between, for vehemence or emphasis.

You are nothing but trouble–trouble, trouble, trouble!

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