The Latin word reiteratio gave rise to the term reiteration , which is associated with verb to reiterate. This action, meanwhile, refers to repeat something . A reiteration, therefore, consists in performing or expressing something that had already been done or manifested previously.
For example: "Remember that the reiteration of this match will take place tomorrow at 10 pm, through this same channel", "I do not understand what this guy intends: I thought he had not heard me but, after the reiteration of my request, he continues to act in the same way", “Ask Gruzzy if he received the reiteration from me email: he told me that the first one I sent never arrived ”.
Repeats can be justified in multiple ways. A person you can reiterate again and again an action or behavior as it generates wellness or pleasure : always have the same lunch, always go on vacation to the same place, etc. Of course, in these examples, the reiterations will not always be exact (you cannot eat the same food twice, nor will two travel experiences be identical).
Other types of reiterations, however, are exactly the same. The movie which is screened in a movie theater at 4 pm and is repeated at 9 pm, it is the same.
In the field of right , the repetition is a factor that can be considered as aggravating at the time of a judgment. If a man who was convicted of theft is released and then arrested again for a scam, the repetition of the illegal conduct can be taken as aggravating. If the crimes were the same, one would talk about recidivism instead of reiteration.
For the rhetoric, the discipline that studies and systematizes techniques and procedures of language use with an aesthetic or persuasive purpose and that adds something to the very objective of communication, there is a figure called anaphora or reiteration, which consists in repeating one or more words at the beginning of a sentence or verse. This can be seen in the following examples:
* "Oh night you led! Oh kind night more than the dawn! Oh night you gathered!", from San Juan de la Cruz;
* "Go out without a duel, go out without a duel, tears running", taken from "Eclogue I"by Garcilaso de la Vega;
* "I do not forgive death in love, I do not forgive life inattentiveness, I do not forgive earth or nothingness", belonging to "Elegy"by Miguel Hernández.
The reiteration as figure Rhetoric can also be understood as the mere repetition of a term when it is the beginning of a sentence, but also as an implicit reference or mention of a subject through demonstrative pronouns, as can be seen in the following sentence: "Carlos and Pedro went shopping, although they started and ended at the same time, he spent almost three times as much as he did".
On the other hand, repetition can be considered as a deixis that they carry out some terms when they assume a part of the speech that has already been issued; This happens in the following sentence: "He swore to me that he had overcome his problem with alcohol, but the I doubt very much ". In prose, the anaphora can be the repetition of certain syntactic groups or different phrases. When used in public speaking, it serves to give a particular rhythmic and sound force to a message.
It should be mentioned that repetition should not be confused as a rhetorical figure with the unnecessary repetition of a term, either in speech or in writing; for example: the text is not very pleasant "I saw this movie and I saw that movie", since the same idea could express itself by saying "I've seen these two movies".