Definition of epistrophe
: repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases, clauses, sentences, or verses especially for rhetorical or poetic effect (as Lincoln's “of the people, by the people, for the people”) — compare anaphora
Origin of epistrophe
Greek epistrophē, literally, turning about, from epi- + strophē turning — more at strophe
First Known Use: circa 1584
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