Writing Technique - Repetition
There are many different styles of repetition a lyric writer can perform for effect, whether repeating the first word in a sentence or the last word, to repeating every other word across several sentence in set a pattern...and each style of repetition has a unique effect on your audience.
Because there are so many variations of repetition you can use, it would be best just to visit the following page for a better explanation of each (shout-out to Literary Devices Dot Net):
Examples of Repetition in Poems and Songs
From Popular Poems
- Elizabeth Bishop - "One Art"
- T. S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
- Robert Frost - "Acquainted with the Night"
- Lewis Carroll - "The Hunting Of The Snark"
From Popular Songs
Repetition is a very common writing technique used in songwriting to create elements called "refrains", "choruses" and "hooks". So choose any of your favorite songs for examples.
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Updated: April 4, 2020
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