Rhymes of repetition

Epic nooks still exist in this scope: Epizeuxis, Epanalepsis and Diacope*

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Anon and on we go, go, go
as far as ‘stop,’ ‘don’t,’ ‘not’ or ‘no’
For some an end and some a bend:
‘What sign’s design assigns my flow?’



E’er-scamping pained the campaign clerk
whose mudslung lungs bore muddied murk
How plumb unfair the glum warfare
‘tween weenie weeds with bids berserk



For every night is every day
forever moon forever gray
for never minding ending things
that never ended, anyway



A-blowin’ past the blow-by-blow
the bullying blowhard bulldozed Beau
who’d planted plain his planet plan
to grant the ground ‘round rounds to grow



No doubt a route to cause a bout
the landed lad had lines planned out
to sever several turfs of serfs
beset by settling ‘side his clout



Sunrise sunup ’til sunken down
the sundry country’s sunburned crown
supplies lies for a foreign tour
and mooches moola town-by-town



Do be do be do-si-do
from crooner scat to cowboy hoe
a multiverse of diverse tribes
lends blended culture quid pro quo

*
Epizeuxis: Repetition of the same word in succession with no intervening words
Epanalepsis: Repetition of words or phrases at the beginning and end of a clause or sentence, with intervening words
Diacope: Repetition of a word or phrase with few intervening words

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Miles Seiden

A (com)passionate creative and consultant for visionary organizations. Here to help unify a divided humanity and restore planetary harmony.