Palilogia

An Introduction to Palilogia

Palilogia (derives from Greek palin, “over again” and logia “speaking”), is a figure of repetition, by which the same word is repeated twice or more, without intervening word in between the repetitive elements.

Palilogia is often employed when the orator aims to achieve greater emphasis.

A Notable Example of Palilogia
  • “Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!”
  • — (Othello.2, 3.)

This figure is a synonym of epizeuxisOpens in new window.

Further Readings:
Silver Rhetoricae, Figures | PalilogiaOpens in new window