Writing 101: What Is Anaphora? Learn About the Rhetorical Device With Examples From Literature and Famous Speeches

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Last updated: Aug 13, 2021 • 3 min read

Anaphora is a rhetorical device in which a word or sequence of words repeats at the beginning of successive clauses or sentences. Understanding how to utilize this device can help you emphasize the messages in your writing or public speaking.