What is Repetition?

Repetition is when a word or sentence is used more than once within a poem.

Repetition of a word or sentence happens a lot in musical lyrics. For example in the Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started song where they repeat:  "and the base keeps runnin' runnin', keeps runnin' runnin', and keeps runnin' runnin''"... well, you get it. 

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