|Conduplicatio (con-do-plih-CAT-eeoh): Figure of repetition in which the key word or words in one phrase, clause, or sentence is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of successive sentences, clauses, or phrases; repetition of a key word over successive phrases or clauses. Note: Compare with anadiplosis||
"This afternoon, in this
room, I testified before the Office of Independent Council and the Grand
Jury. I answered their questions truthfully, including
questions about my private life -- questions no
American citizen would ever want to answer."
-- William Jefferson Clinton
"Drugs don't just
destroy their victims; they destroy entire families,
schools, and communities."
-- Elizabeth Dole, 1999 San Diego Stump Speech
"I could list the
problems which cause people to feel cynical, problems
which include lack of integrity in government, the feeling that the
individual no longer counts....'"
-- Barbara Jordan, 1976 Democratic National Convention Address
"So I ask you tonight to
return home, to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther
King -- yeah, it's true -- but more importantly to say a prayer
for our own country, which all of us love -- a prayer for
understanding and that compassion of which I spoke. We can do well in this
-- Robert F. Kennedy, Impromptu remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
"There is no question but
that this nation cannot stand still, because we are in a deadly
competition, a competition not only with the men
in the Kremlin, but the men in Peking. We're ahead in this
competition, as Senator Kennedy, I think, has implied. But when
you're in a race, the only way to stay ahead is to move ahead."
-- Richard M. Nixon, Opening Statement, First Debate with John F. Kennedy
"And now, I stand before
you, Mr. President -- Commander-in-Chief of the army that freed me, and
tens of thousands of others -- and I am filled with a profound and abiding
gratitude to the American people. Gratitude is
a word that I cherish. Gratitude is what defines the
humanity of the human being."
-- Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference