Definition of reduplication:
- A figure in which the first word of a verse is the same as the last word of the preceding verse.
- The act of doubling, or the state of being doubled.
- The doubling of a stem or syllable ( more or less modified), with the effect of changing the time expressed, intensifying the meaning, or making the word more imitative; also, the syllable thus added; as, L. tetuli; poposci.
- "The Arte of English Poesie", George Puttenham.
The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilled in the method of collocation of these stones- in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around- above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.- "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
- "A Grammar of the English Tongue", Samuel Johnson.