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Scesis Onomaton

A rhetorical trope that emphasises an idea by expressing it in a string of generally synonymous phrases or statements. While it should be used carefully, this deliberate and obvious restatement can be quite effective:

"We succeeded, we were victorious, we accomplished the feat! Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that deal corruptly". - Isaiah 1:4

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