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palilogy (puh-LIL-uh-jee) noun

The technique of repeating a word or phrase for emphasis. Also, palillogy.

[From Greek palillogia recapitulation, equivalent to palin again, back + -logia -logy.]

"What Highet calls a tricolon we may today call a palilogy, the deliberate repetition of words and grammatical presentations, a sort of parallelism in threes." Bret L. Keeling, H.D. and `The Contest': archaeology of a Sapphic gaze, Twentieth Century Literature, Jun 22, 1998.

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