[ ih-pis-truh-fee ]
/ ɪˈpɪs trə fi /
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).
Philosophy. (in Neoplatonism) the realization by an intellect of its remoteness from the One.
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British Dictionary definitions for epistrophe
/ (ɪˈpɪstrəfɪ) /
rhetoric repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
Word Origin for epistrophe
C17: New Latin, from Greek, from epi- + strophē a turning
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