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ploce (noun) – 1. – (rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning.

Ex. 3:14: ?I am that I am.?
“In that great victory, Caesar was Caesar!”
“Make war upon themselves – brother to brother / Blood to blood, self against self.” – Richard III, by Shakespeare.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The uncommon English rhetorical term ploce comes via Late Latin ploc? from Greek plok?, a noun with many meanings: ?twining, twisting, braid; complication (of a dramatic plot); construction (of a syllogism); web, web of deceit; (in biology) histological structure; (in rhetoric) repetition of the same word in close succession in a slightly different sense or for emphasis? (e.g., ?A man should act like a man?). Greek plok? comes from the verb pl?kein ?to weave, braid, twine,? from the Proto-Indo-European root plek-, plok-, source of Latin plic?re ?to fold, bend, roll, twine? and the combining form -plex, used in forming numerals, e.g. simplex, duplex, triplex (equivalent to English -fold). The Proto-Indo-European neuter noun ploksom becomes flahsam in Germanic and flax in English. In Slavic (Polish), plek- forms the verb ple?? ?to plait, weave.? Ploce entered English in the 16th century.