Coenotes

An Introduction to Coenotes

Coenotes is a figure of speech Opens in new window solely concerned with a special case of repetition in which two diverse phrases are repeated: usually one at the beginning and the other at the end of each consecutive paragraphs.

A Notable Example of Coenotes
  • O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
    O give thanks to the Lord of Lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
  • — Psalm 136:1-3

Basically, Coenotes combines AnaphoraOpens in new window and EpistropheOpens in new window to bring its effect. However, because of its typical repetition of phrases; coenote may be regarded as a specific kind of symploceOpens in new window (the repetition of phrases, not merely words).

Further Readings:
Silva Rhetoricae, Figures | Coenotes Opens in new window
Gregory T. Howard — Dictionary Of Rhetorical Terms: Coenotes Opens in new window