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Examples of Anaphora


Anaphora

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-07 13:04:48
In rhetoric, an anaphora is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.

Some examples of Anaphora:

In time the savage bull sustains the yoke,
In time all haggard hawks will stoop to lure,
In time small wedges cleave the hardest oak,
In time the flint is pierced with softest shower.

— Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy, I, vi. 3

Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!

— William Shakespeare, King John, II, i

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

— William Blake, The Tyger

In every cry of every man,
In every infant"s cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

— William Blake, London

Strike as I struck the foe! Strike as I would
Have struck those tyrants! Strike deep as my curse!
Strike!—and but once!

— Byron, Marino Faliero

With malice toward none;
with charity for all;
with firmness in the right,...

— Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address

Five years have passed;
Five summers, with the length of
Five long winters! and again I hear these waters...

— William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey (poem)

I fled Him down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind...

— Francis Thompson, The Hound of Heaven


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