incremental repetition

noun

Definition of incremental repetition

: repetition in each stanza (as of a ballad) of part of the preceding stanza usually with a slight change in wording for dramatic effect

First Known Use of incremental repetition

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Incremental repetition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incremental%20repetition. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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