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anaphora

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It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
Thomas γ Kempis
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἀναφορά (anaphora), a carrying back) from ἀνά (ana), up) + φέρω (pherō), I carry).

Noun

Singular
anaphora

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  1. (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!"
  2. (linguistics) An expression that refers to another expression, especially a preceding one. An example is a pronoun that refers to its antecedent.

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Antonyms

  • (repetition at the beginning of phrases): epiphora
  • (an reference to something previously mentioned): cataphora

Hypernyms

  • (an reference to something previously mentioned): endophora

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