Is there a name for this type of usage using words (in this case adjectives) repetitively in typical sentence formatting? There has got to be. This is killing me. BTW, I'm no English professor. Just wondering.
In the movie, "The Big Lebowski", Brand says the line, Brandt: [laughs] They're not literally his children. They're the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers – inner city children of promise but without the necessary means for a – necessary means for a higher education. So Mr Lebowski is committed to sending all of them to college.
He uses the adjective, necessary twice. It's not a heteronym, I know that since they word necessary has the same pronunciation.
I don't think it is stuttering though. Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Coen Brothers are way to brilliant I believe to just stammer through their lines…at least I think so.
He uses the derogatory or negative word, "without", as it pertains to them not having the necessary means to attain something that is necessary…a higher education.
What is this type of sentence formatting called?