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a.naph.o.ra n. [LLat. Gk. anapherein, to repeat: ana-, again + pherein, to carry] The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
One of the devices of repetition, in which the same phrase is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines.
Poetry of Walt Whitman
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: "And Brutus is an honorable man."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Graham, Vicki, Bishop's 'At the Fishhouses.' (Elizabeth Bishop)., Vol. 53, The Explicator, 01-01-1995, pp 114(4). "The suspension broken, repetition and anaphora set up a new rhythm which is as compelling and variable as the sea's: I have seen it over and over, the same sea, the same, slightly, indifferently swinging above the stones, icily free above the stones, above the stones and then the world."
anaphoric reference (referanse til noe tidligere i teksten): reference backwards in the text. A personal pronoun, for example, often has anaphoric reference, i.e. you have to look at the preceding context to see what it refers to. In the example, she has anaphoric reference: Ann was studying for her exams. She found it difficult to concentrate. Compare cataphoric reference.
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