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The quoted part of the excerpt "Infamous daughter of an infamous mother" has two instances of repetition, one physically and one ideology. The first being the reuse of the word "Infamous", once at the beginning and once at the end. This adds physical well as symmetry through the appearance of the same word twice. It also adds rhythmical symmetry . as "Infamous mother" and "infamous daughter" both have five syllables, . This repetition is used as if to suggest that the two women are similar. The usage of the word "daughter" and "mother" therefore becomes repetitive through the inclusion of the same descriptors. The man's words are not "daughter of a mother", but "infamous daughter of an infamous mother," portraying a highlighting an assumed cyclic nature to infamy in the descendants. This is an argument that can be connected to the wider text as it is often questioned as to whether Antoinette's eventual insanity is at fault of heredity or of society.

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