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Is it Good or Bad to Repeat Words?


Judith D. Fischer


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

2013

77 Bench & Bar 23, January 2013

Abstract:     
This paper discusses elegant variation, in which a writer changes terminology in the mistaken belief that words should not be repeated. The article acknowledges that it is sometimes best to change monotonously repeated background words. However, changing key terminology can be confusing in legal writing, where precision and clarity are essential. And occasional repetition for rhetorical impact can strengthen legal writing.

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Keywords: Legal writing, repeating words, elegant variation, anadiplosis, epistrophe, antanaclasis, rhetorical device

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Date posted: February 5, 2013  

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Fischer, Judith D., Is it Good or Bad to Repeat Words? (2013). 77 Bench & Bar 23, January 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2211672

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Judith D. Fischer (Contact Author)
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
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