Ant`an*a*cla"sis (#), n. [Gr. ; + a bending back and breaking. See Anaclastic.] Rhet. (a)

A figure which consists in repeating the same word in a different sense; as, Learn some craft when young, that when old you may live without craft.


A repetition of words beginning a sentence, after a long parenthesis; as, Shall that heart (which not only feels them, but which has all motions of life placed in them), shall that heart, etc.


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