Figure of repetition that combines
in which the first and last word or words in one
phrase, clause, or sentence are repeated in one or more successive
phrases, clauses, or sentences;
repetition of the first
and last words in a clause over successive clauses.
Ex: "Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear. When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it."
-- William Jefferson Clinton, Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address
"You don't want the truth
because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you
want me on that wall -- you need me
on that wall."
-- delivered by Jack Nicholson (from the movie A Few Good Men)
"And while there will be time
enough to debate our continuing differences, now is the time to recognize
that that which unites us is greater than
that which divides us."
-- Al Gore, 2000 Concession Speech
"My brother need not be
idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be
remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong
and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried
to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it."
-- Ted Kennedy, Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy
I'm fallin' over...
I'm not like all of the other girls
I can't take it like the other girls
I won't share it like the other girls
That you used to know
You look so fine."
"We owe protection to those
men first, and we owe the security for their families if they die. I
say it! I voice it! I
proclaim it! And I care not who in heaven or
hell opposes it!"
-- John Lewis
Note: Can you spot the anaphoras?
"No one should dare to even
think about being the Commander in Chief of this country if he doesn't
believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and
defenders of freedom at home. But don't waste your breath telling that
to the leaders of my Party today...They claimed Carter's
pacifism would lead to peace -- they were wrong.
They claimed Reagan's defense buildup would lead to war --
they were wrong."
-- Zell Miller, 2004 Republican National Convention Address
remember today that all our gentle heroes of
-- Ronald Reagan, Address at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
Note: Can you spot the immediately and nonimmediately juxtaposed alliteration?
"Much of what I say
might sound bitter, but it's the truth. Much
of what I say might sound like it's stirring up trouble, but
it's the truth. Much of what I say might sound like
it is hate, but it's the truth."
-- Malcolm X
"[Jerry Buss] was definitely a great owner,
one that the players loved. He gave me everything I wanted. I
wanted one [contract] extension, he gave it to me.
I wanted a second extension, he gave it to me.
I wanted a third extension, he traded
-- Shaquille O'Neal, Remarks at the memorial for Jerry Buss