A figure in which successive clauses end with the same word or affirmation; e. g., "Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I."
ending successive clauses or sentences with the same expression.
Repetition of words or phrases at the ends of successive utterances.
repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
Also called epiphora, the repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases or verses, as in Lincoln's "of the people, by the people, for the people." (See also Anaphora, Symploce) (Compare Anadiplosis, Echo , Epizeuxis, Incremental Repetition, Parallelism, Polysyndeton, Refrain, Stornello Verses)
The same word ending a sequence of clauses. Example: And from the cross-row plucks the letter G, And says a wizard told him that by G His issue disinherited should be. And, for my name of George begins with G, It follows in his thought that I am he. --Richard III, Act I, Scene i, Lines 55-9
Epistrophe is a figure of speech and the counterpart of anaphora. It is the repetition of the same word or words at the end of successive phrases, clauses or sentences. It is an extremely emphatic device because of the emphasis placed on the last word in a phrase or sentence.