‘Happiness is the longing for repetition.’ Milan Kundera
There are lots of different, complicated names for types of repetition. Why should English teachers bother to teach them? After all, pupils have got enough to remember in the new exams without overburdening them with other unnecessary, fancy-sounding, difficult-to-spell terms.
I’ve written before about why I think it is important to teach complex terminology. With repetition, I think it’s really worth the effort to go beyond using the basic idea of ‘repetition’ as a catch-all term for something that happens more than once.
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