Epiphora is a figure which endeth diverse members or clauses still with one and the same word.
An example: Since the tiem that concord was taken from the citie, libertie was taken away, fidelitie was taken away, friendship was taken away.
Examples of the holy Scripture: “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I imagined as a child.” 1.Cor.13.
Another: “Have we not prophecied in thy name? have we not cast out devils in they name? and done miracles in thy name?” Mat.
Ambition seeketh to be next to the best, after that, to be equall with the best: last, to be chiefe and above the best.
The use of this figure.
This figure is esteemed of many to be an ornament of great
1.The praise of this figure.
eloquence, yet it is very sparingly used in grave and severe
2.To leave the repeated word sounding.
causes, it serveth to leave a word of importance in the ende of a sentence, that it may the longer hold the sound in the mind of the hearer.
It appeareth by experience that this figure is not commonly used by eloquent authors, but sparingly, and as it were thinly
sprinkled, as all exornations are, and therefore it ought not to be too much in use, if we desire to follow the examples of the most eloquent authors.