Anaphora


Anaphora (an-aph’-o-ra): Repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses, sentences, or lines.

Where is Bernie Sanders?

Where is the Vermont cheddar cheese-eating pinko-wierdo today?

Somewhere?

Where is Donald Trump?

Where is CEO BB Brain bloviating today??

Everywhere!

Bernie, something’s wrong. It should be the other way around.

Bernie! Come on! Say something crazy! Like, “Donald Trump is so angry he’s bleeding out of his eyes and somewhere else!”

That’ll get you noticed!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

 

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