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Stylistic Devices – Repetition

repeating words or phrases

Words or phrases are repeated throughout the text to emphasise certain facts or ideas.


  • Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! »I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?« she said aloud. […]
    Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. […] (5)
  • America, at its best, matches a commitment to principle with a concern for civility. A civil society demands from each of us good will and respect, fair dealing and forgiveness. […]
    America, at its best, is also courageous. Our national courage […]
    America, at its best, is compassionate. In the quiet of American conscience, we know that deep, persistent poverty is unworthy of our nation's promise. […] (2)