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[28] There is a more striking class of figure, which does not merely depend on the form of the language for its effect, but lends both charm and force to the thought as well. The first figure of this class which calls for notice is that which is produced by addition. Of this there are various kinds. Words, for instance, may be doubled with a view to amplification, as in “I have slain, I have slain, not Spurius Maelius”1 (where the first I have slain states what has been done, while the second emphasises it), or to excite pity, as in

Ah! Corydon, Corydon.

Ecl. ii. 69.

1 Cic. pro Mil. xxvii. 72.

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