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Epizeuxis

Repetition of a single word without intervening words. “O horror, horror, horror! / Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee! Macbeth, 2.3.73.

Epizeuxis is an example of:
Repetition

Words, words, words

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Hamlet
Words, words, words.Epizeuxis
Polonius
What is the matter, my lord?
Hamlet
Between who?
Polonius
I mean the matter Antanaclesis
that you read, my lord.

Though this be madness, yet there is
method in ‘t.

Hamlet
Slanders,
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 210

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O horror, horror, horror!

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Macduff
O horror, horror, horror!Epizeuxis
Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!Catachresis & Synecdoche
Macbeth and Lennox
What’s the matter?

Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.

Macduff
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.Personification
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
The Lord’s anointed temple and stole thence
The life o’ th’ building.

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Fie, this is hot weather, gentlemen

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Falstaff
Fie, this is hot weather, gentlemen. Have you
provided me here half a dozen sufficient men?
Shallow
Marry, have we, sir. Will you sit?
   They sit at a table.
Falstaff
Let me see them, I beseech you.

Thy mother’s son! Like enough, and thy
father’s shadow.
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Act 3
Scene 2
Line 96

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Search out thy wit for secret policies

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Bastard
Search out thy wit for secret policies,
And we will make thee famous through the world.
Alanson, to Pucelle
We’ll set thy statue in some holy place
And have thee reverenced like a blessèd saint.Simile
Employ thee then, sweet virgin, for our good.

O,
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Hear me, for I will speak

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Marcus Brutus
Hear me, for I will speak.
Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
Shall I be frighted when a madman stares?Quaesitio & Hendiadys

Cassius
O ye gods, ye gods, must I endure all this?Apostrophe & Epizeuxis
Marcus Brutus
All this?
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 42

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The Queen, my lord, is dead

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Seyton
The Queen, my lord, is dead.
Macbeth
She should have died hereafter.
There would have been a time for such a word.

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrowDiacope
Creeps in this petty pace from day to dayPersonification &
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Act 5
Scene 5
Line 19

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