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Word of the week

October 10, 2008

Epistrophe

 

Not to be confused with apostrophe, of course! 

 

I just love the way that this word can mean two such very different things:

 

 

1.

Also called epiphora. Rhetoric. the repetition of a word or words at the end of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences, as in “I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong. …” Compare anaphora (def. 1).

 

2.

Neoplatonism. the realization by an intellect of its remoteness from the One.

 

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=epistrophe

 

 

Word of the Week

September 26, 2008
  • Falchion – a broad curved sword

 


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