[ ep-i-zook-sis ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈzuk sɪs /
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a literary or rhetorical device that appeals to or invokes the reader’s or listener’s emotions through the repetition of words or phrases in quick succession, as in “Threaten me all you want, I won’t do it. I won’t! I won’t! I won’t!”
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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