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mesodiplosis (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) The repetition of terms within successive sentences
    • 2015 October 2, Billy Mills, “Poster poems: parody”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Somewhat less gentle is the anonymous The Modern Hiawatha, a sharp take on Longfellow’s insistent use of anaphora, mesodiplosis and other forms of repetition in his famous Song of Hiawatha, and also of the sense of bathos that these devices can often create, in part, at least, because of a tendency to over-explain everything by saying the same thing several times.