Anadiplosis is a figure by which the lat word of the first clause is the beginning of the second.
An example of Virgill: Now followeth faire Assur, Assur trusting to his steede. Another: With death, death must be recompenced. On mischief, mischief must be heapt.
An example of Moses: “For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land that floweth with milke and honie.” Deut.8
Another of Esay: “This is an obstinate people, and dissembling children, children that refuse to heare the voyce of the Lord.” Esa.30.
Another of Paule: If we live, we live unto the Lord, if we die, we die unto the Lord.
The use of this figure.
This exornation doth not onely serve to the pleasantnesse of
1.Pleasantnesse of sound.
sound, but also to adde a certaine increase in the second memeber. Of some this figure is called the Rhetoricall Eccho, for that it
carrieth the resemblance of a rebounded voyce, or iterated sound.
In this figure we ought to take heede, that the word repeated be
1.Not in the weaker cause.
not put in the weaker clause, or without new matter, or vainly
2.Not without new matter.
as in wanton songs.