Figure Name cycloides
Source Bullinger (1898) ("cycloides; or, circular repetition")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms circular repetition
Etymology kuklos "a circle" and eidos "form"
Type None
Linguistic Domain

1. The Repetition of the same Phrase at regular Intervals... [see Etymology] The figure is so called because the sentence or phrase is repeated at intervals, as though in regular circles. When this repetition occurs at the end of successive passages, as in poetry, in the form of a Refrain or Burden, it is called AMOBAEON. But when it occurs at the beginning or middle or any other part of the passage it is called Cycloides. (Bullinger, 362)


1. 2 Sam. 1:19, 25, 27. -Where we have the burden of lamentation three times, "How are the mighty fallen." (Bullinger, 362)

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Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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