Epistrophe Warm-up

Epistrophe Warm-up - E pistrophe Notes An epistrophe is the...

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Epistrophe – Notes An epistrophe is the rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses or sentences. Examples: " For no government is better than the men who compose it, and I want the best, and we need the best, and we deserve the best." (Senator John F. Kennedy, speech at Wittenberg College, Oct. 17, 1960) "For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can. "It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation: Yes, we can. "It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes, we can. "It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness: Yes, we can. "It was the call of workers who organized, women who reached for the ballot, a president who chose the
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Ceder during the Spring '09 term at Case Western.

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Epistrophe Warm-up - E pistrophe Notes An epistrophe is the...

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