The term anadiplosis is a Greek word that means "to double". It refers to the repetition of a word or words in successive sentences so that the second sentence starts with the same word marking the end of the previous sentence.

Anadiplosis has a typical pattern of word repetition. For example, the repetition of the word "give" in the sentence "When I give, I give myself" is called anadiplosis because it occurs at the end of the first sentence and marks the beginning of the following sentence.

Similarly, notice how the use of anadiplosis repeats itself in its typical manner using the word "reliability" to emphasize the main point of the sentence: "This public school has an exceptional reliability that every other school in town is jealous of."

Anadiplosis and Chiasmus
Es It is important to note that anadiplosis is part of another idiom, chiasmus. However, any anadiplosis does not necessarily reverse its structure, as is the case with chiasmus. For example, "Forget what you want to remember, and remember what you want to forget" is an example of chiasmus (since it is an inversion of structure in the second sentence) and anadiplosis, since the word "remember." “Marks the end of a sentence and the beginning of the following sentence.

Anadiplosis does not always use a reverse of the structure as in the sentence" The land of my fathers and my fathers can have it. " It is an example of anadiplosis in which the word “my fathers” is typically repeated, but in contrast to chiasmus, the structure of the final sentence is not reversed.

Examples of anadiplosis in literature
Writers use anadiplosis in their literary texts to produce special stylistic effects, such as decorating texts using their typical repeating pattern and emphasizing an important point. Let's look at some examples of this stylistic resource of literature.

Example # 1: The Holy Bible, II Peter, 1: 5-7 (By the Apostle Peter)
“… you must do everything possible to maintain your faith with goodness, and kindness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patience, and patience with pity, and pity with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love. ”

In this verse, one can see how all the qualities mentioned are connected to each other with the use of anadiplosis. .

Example # 2: Lycidos (by John Milton)
"Because Lycidos is dead, dead before his prime,
Young Lycidas and hasn't left his side."

Here the word "dead" has been repeated to emphasize the Ath of Lycidos. Milton often used anadiplosis in his works to convince or persuade readers of him. The word "dead" has the same purpose in these Lycida lines.

Example # 3: Lolita (by Vladimir Nabokov)
"What I present here is what I remember about the letter, and what I remember about the letter, I remember literally (including that awful French)."

Just notice the beautiful use of the phrase, “what I remember from the letter,” as anadiplosis. The writer clearly wants his readers to focus on what he says and repeats on these lines. The message is further enhanced by the use of the word “word for word”.

Example # 4: Untitled (By Francis Bacon)
“He preserved his virtues in the midst of all his - misfortunes - misfortunes that no prudence could foresee or prevent." # 5: The islands of Greece (by Lord Byron)
"The mountains They look at Marathon - And Marathon looks at the sea ... "

This is a good use of anadiplosis by Lord Byron. Here, he has emphasized the word" Marathon ", and repeated it to make it meaningful in the poem.

Example # 6 : Gladiator Movie (By David Franzoni)
"The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who challenged an emperor. A surprising story! This is a dialogue snippet from the famous movie Gladiator (2000), in which a general is sold into slavery, who then had to work as a gladiator to make himself known in the arena and then challenge the emperor. effects produced by anadiplosis

Function of anadiplosis
Repeats a word in rapid succession, in successive clauses, in order to emphasize the main idea. Anadiplosis also serves to decorate a writing or a speech. Modern CEOs and CEOs often like to use this device to make their suggestions and commands effective.
Anacoluthon Anagnorisis