Commoratio Repetition

Commoratio (A Type of Deliberate Repetition)

There are three main types of repetition: anaphora, epiphora, and commoratio.


Commoratio is deliberately repeating an idea back to back, but in different words. For example:

Commoratio in Business Writing

Here is an example of how commoratio might appear in business correspondence:
Repeating words or ideas in your document can be useful. Used occasionally, deliberate repetition can:
As with all these creative techniques, there are also a few dangers. If you want to spice up your writing with deliberate repetition, you must avoid:

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See Also

What is anaphora? What is epiphora? Glossary of grammatical terms