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ho-mee-o-te-loot'-on / From Greek: homios, "like" and teleute, "ending"
Also spelt: homoeoteleuton, omoioteliton, omoioteleton

Similarity of endings of adjacent or parallel words.


He is esteemed eloquent which can invent wittily, remember perfectly, dispose orderly, figure diversly [sic], pronounce aptly, confirme strongly, and conclude directly —Peacham
Note the series of verbs followed by an adverb ending in "ly"

Note: This figure is often combined with isocolon and alliteration in accentuing the rhythm of parallel members.

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