Rebecca LuElla Miller has a great blog for writers. Hop on over there and read the article on repetition. It’s worth the trip.
Generally repetition in writing refers to the author’s use of a word or phrase more than once within a passage such as a sentence or perhaps a paragraph or scene. Unless used intentionally, such repetition can be distracting (See “Repetition And Redundancy” for a closer look at this type of repetition) .
However, repetition has more than one face. Learn more.