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Epistrophe

Definition: Epistrophe is the repetition of a word or words at the END of a line, phrase, or clause. It is used to emphasize a certain word (or group of words) in order to persuade the reader. The repetition helps in making the words memorable due to the consistent rhyme scheme.

Literary example: Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)

BRUTUS:

“Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak; for him have I offended….”

Visual Representation:

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