The term "anadiplosis" is a Greek word that translates into "to reduplicate". This term, which is often used in rhetorical applications, refers to the repetition of a word or a string of words in successive clauses so that the second clause begins with the same word which marks the end of the previous clause. In simpler terms: x -> y, y -> z.

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We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us." —Romans 5:3–5

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