Definitions for "Epizeuxis"
A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following lines: --
a figure of speech that denotes a phrase or word repeated with emphasis
A rhetorical device consisting of the immediate repetition of a word or phrase for emphasis, as in Milton's: O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon. Sidelight: The placement of a word before a repetition in an epizeuxis is called a diacope, as in Shakespeare's: Words, words, more words, no matter from the heart.(See also Antanaclasis, Epanalepsis, Ploce, Polyptoton) (Compare Anadiplosis, Anaphora, Echo, Incremental Repetition, Parallelism, Polysyndeton, Refrain, Stornello Verses)