Beware Anadiplosis (it bites)
By Gerry.
Published: February 3, 2009
Updated: February 3, 2009

Anadiplosis has beginning and end---
But itís not prehistoric, itís true!
Metaphorically speaking itís oxymoronic
And gives the brain something to do.

Do you use synecdoche and pleonasm,
Slip in hyperbole, as you see fit
Let loose with the odd aphorism?
Just so folks will all know youíre a wit.

If you need to attack with less vigour
Homonyms always leads to good prose---
Or you could apply a little meiosis
Cosí a rose is a rose is a rose.

Semantically speaking---my etymologyís poor
Idiomatically itís not clear to me
So pleonastically, Iíll repeat that again,
At least thatís quite easy to see.

Tautologically wordy, litotis is goodó
A mean way to soften a blow!
Euphemistically though if youíre nearing the end
To pass away is a good way to go.

Why on earth did I write all this rubbish?
Well I had half an hour to spare
And with collocations - Iíll just finish dessert
With Ďstrawberry and vanillaí---so there!