What is anaphora?
A rhetorical figure or literary figure is called anaphora , which is used to give the written text greater beauty or greater expressive power , and which consists in the repetition of a word or several, at the beginning of a sentence or verse , in the case of poetry , or of a word or a syntactic group, in that of prose.
This literary figure should not be confused with the grammatical or linguistic term that bears the same name ( anaphora ), and that consists in referring a term by means of a pronoun or a deictic before the noun appears in the following sentence.
Anaphora is often used in poetic texts , especially in rhymes, or in speech pieces, since repetition gives them a more powerful, more spectacular effect, as read. This power has to do with musicality and the rhythm of language .
This resource is classified within the rhetorical repetition figures , that is, those that bet on the reuse of some element of the written text. Other examples of this are polysyndeton, parallelism, pun, chiasmus, paronomasia or diaphora, to name just a few of the same category.
Examples of anaphora
Some diverse examples of anaphora are the following:
- Run , run , I reach you!
- Together we will achieve the goal. Together we will succeed. Together , never apart.
- Green grape leaf on his forehead / green the aurora borealis announcement
- ” Here was Troy, here my misery”
- Go up that road, go up and back up, until you conquer the top.
- I walked so many paths to be among you … So many and so long, you wouldn’t believe me.
- This was a man so , so envious, that …
- Green , I love you green .
- We had achieved it. We had finally defeated him.
- Then I saw her: the one with the green eyes, the tight pants, the matchless face.