Student or Learner
A oft-used writing technique is repetition (of three, four...)
E.g. In My Fair Lady, Eliza's father says something like this to Henry Higgins:
I'm wanting to tell you, I am waiting to tell you, I am dying to tell you...
Then Henry gives him commendation for his flair for rhetoric. Do we just call these repetitions in English?
"I AM NOT A NATIVE OR TEACHER."
Yes. However, since I've not read the play I don't know the context in which the statements have been used. It could be used to emphasize a feeling.
I found the following book* so helpful on this. Please take a look at page 54, titled Forms of repetition:
* Tannen, D. (1989) Talking Voices: Repetition, dialogue, and imagery in conversational discourse.
Here is the second edition.
Last edited by Ali Hsn; 06-May-2014 at 07:28.