tautology (rhetoric)

Discussion in 'Language Notes' started by SuleimanalMuslim, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. Not strictly related - the following is more when two words are repeated:

    the Kalam of Allah contains phrases such as:

    وكلام الله موسى تكليما

    and for even more emphasis, the masdar itself is repeated twice, in addition to the verb:

    إذا دكت الأرض دكاً دكا

    this is known as al-maf'ul al-mutlaq, and is not without purpose - rather, it increases the beauty of the balaghah. one primary reason is emphasis.
  2. Thanks. A good read. Certainly our continental ulema do it all the time especially during jalsas.
  3. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    this made me smile and i thought of this.

    my old boss would always do this when he said: 3am in the morning.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011

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