What are some examples of anadiplosis in song lyrics?

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Jul 23, 2017

Y! Answers source:

All You Need is Love (yes, the Beatles song): 'All you need is love , love is all you need'

buzzle.com source:

Glad You Came by the Wanted:

'Turn the lights out now
Now, I'll take you by the hand
Hand you another drink
Drink it if you can
Can you spend a little time
Time is slipping away
Away from us, so stay
Stay with me I can make
Make you glad you came.'

Supper's Ready by Genesis

'The frog was a prince
The prince was a brick
The brick was an egg
The egg was a bird'


"Anadiplosis is the literary term for a rhetorical device in which a writer or speaker uses a word near the end of the clause and then repeats that word to begin the next clause.
Anadiplosis is used to bring attention to a specific thing or concept. The repetition of the word calls attention to it as a main point of the text or speech."

"Anadiplosis is a form of repetition in which the last word of one clause or sentence is repeated as the first word of the following clause or sentence."