Mesodiplosis (mes-o-dip-lo'-sis) is the repetition of the same word or words in the middle of successive sentences or phrases. “But till that time / Come not thou near me. / And when that time comes, \ Afflict me with thy mocks, pity me not, / As till that time I shall not pity thee.” As You Like It, 3.5.39. See also anaphora, the repetition of words at the beginnings, and epistrophe, the repetition of words at the end.
Quotes including the Figure of Speech Mesodiplosis
O dear Phoebe,
If ever—as that ever may be near—
You meet in some fresh cheek the power of fancy,Synecdoche
Then shall you know the wounds invisible
That love’s keen arrows make.Metaphor & Anastrophe
But till that time
Come not thou near me.
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Let the watch come forth. Masters, I charge you in the
Prince’s name, accuse these men.
This man said, sir, that Don John, the
Prince’s brother, was a villain.
Write down Prince John a villain. Why,
this is flat perjury, to call a prince’s brother villain!