anadiplosis
Definition - A figure of speech where a sentence or clause begins with the final word(s) of the one preceding.

Example -
We don't like idiots. Idiots are useless.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek ana, again, and diploun, to double.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1589:
"As thus:
Comforte it is for man to haue a wife,
Wife chast, and wise …
The Greeks call this figure Anadiplosis, I call him the Redouble."
(Puttenham Eng. Poesie (Arb.) 210)



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