Definition for AN-TAN-A-CLA'SIS

AN-TAN-A-CLA'SIS, n. [Gr. αντανακλασις, a driving back.]

  1. In rhetoric, a figure which consists in repeating the same word in a different sense; as, whilst we live, let us live. Learn some craft when young, that when old you may live without craft.
  2. It is also a repetition of words, beginning a sentence, after a long parenthesis; as, shall that heart, which not only feels them, but which has all motions of life placed in them, shall that heart, &c. – Smith's Rhet.

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