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Anaphora

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


We search the library for answers and the answers raise more questions.

We search the Bible for solace and direction, as we read the words we remain numb and full of dread.

We search a bottle of gin for distraction and to take us on a voyage away from our uninvited memories on the calming sea of alcohol.

Will we ever stop searching? Will we find it? Will the truth ever set us free? Or, will it bind us to its immutable presence, with no way out, no way around, eclipsing it’s others, and cancelling fancy’s flights forever?

Is the search all that matters? Is “eureka” just a word that marks a moment of fleeting revelation that dims in the urgency of time and the necessity of choosing?

I don’t know.

I don’t want to know.

I don’t care.


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

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Anaphora

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

I found out today that President Trump signed an executive order allowing the dumping of coal mining waste into waterways.

This is another day that makes me angry.

This is another day that makes me mad.

This is another day that makes me scared.

This is another day–another day of coping with our President’s disregard for the consequences of his actions.

What’s next? Dismantle the Civil Rights Act? Declare war on Canada? Legalize fully automatic machine guns?

God only knows!

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Anaphora

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

Another day:  Impulsive Tweets at 6.00 am

Another day: No plans. No promises. No clues–just hints and veiled threats addressed to Syria, Russia, China, North Korea,  and Sesame Street.

Another day: another nightmare.

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

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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)

 

Anaphora

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

Health care reform was our hope. Health care reform is now the law. It’s what we fought for, and yet, it’s still a work in progress. Let’s keep making progress! Let’s finish the job! Let’s make it universal!

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

Anaphora

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

I love my daughter. I love my wife. I love my job. I love my life.

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