Figure Name mesodiplosis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Bullinger (1898) ("mesodiplosis; or, middle repetition")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms mesophonia, middle repetition
Etymology Gr. mesos "middle" and diplosis "a doubling"
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Lexicographic

1. Repetition of the same word or words in the middle of successive sentences.

2. The Repetition of the same Word or Words in the middle of successive Sentences... the same word or words repeated in the middle and at the end of successive sentences. (Bullinger, 280)


1. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed. —2 Corinthians 4:8-9

2. "We are troubled in every side, yet not detressed; We are perplixed, but not in despair: Persecuted, but not forsaken; Cast down, but not destroyed." -2 Cor. 4:8,9. (Bullinger, 280)

Kind Of Repetition
Part Of
Related Figures Figures of Repetition, mesoteleuton, mesarchia
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No