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The homeoptoton (from the Greek homoióptoton, «similar in the cases»), is a figure of speech consisting in ending the last words of a distinct part of the speech with the same syllable or letter.[1][2]


"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas" ("In necessary things unity, in doubtful things liberty, in all things charity").

"Hominem laudem egentem virtutis, abundantem felicitates" ("Am I to praise a man abounding in good luck, but lacking in virtue?").


  1. "Homeoptoton - Figure of Speech". http://www.retoricas.com/. Retrieved 22 April 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Henry Peachum., The Garden of Eloquence (1593): Schemas". Retrieved 22 April 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>