The homeoptoton (from the Greek homoióptoton, "similar in the cases"), is a figure of speech consisting in ending the last words of a distinct part of the speech with the same syllable or letter.[1][2]

ExampleEdit

"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas" ("In necessary things unity, in doubtful things liberty, in all things charity").

"Hominem laudem egentem virtutis, abundantem felicitates" ("Am I to praise a man abounding in good luck, but lacking in virtue?").

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Homeoptoton - Figure of Speech". www.retoricas.com/. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Henry Peachum., The Garden of Eloquence (1593): Schemas". Retrieved 22 April 2013.