Is this an example of anadiplosis or anaphora?


In Othello, Iago says “I am not what I am”

I was wondering whether this is anadiplosis or anaphora?

Or does anadiplosis have to have punctuation separating the clauses?

Thanks so much!

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It is none of these. It is actually epanalepsis that means to repeat the initial part of the clause or sentence at the end of it. See that “I am not what I am” repeats “I am” at the end.

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