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It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.Thomas γ Kempis
- (rhetoric) The repetition of a phrase at the beginning of phrases, sentences, or verses, used for emphasis.
- An example of anaphora is Shakespeare's "Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!"
- (linguistics) An expression that refers to another expression, especially a preceding one. An example is a pronoun that refers to its antecedent.
repetition of a phrase used for emphasis
linguistics: expression that refers to another expression
- (repetition at the beginning of phrases): epiphora
- (an reference to something previously mentioned): cataphora
- (an reference to something previously mentioned): endophora
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