Heather Jordan --- 4th Period

"The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses."

Why use an Anaphora?

Anaphora is used to place emphasis on that word or clause that's being repeated.

Anaphora in literature

Shakespeare's "Richard II" Act 2 Scene 1:

“This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings [. . .]
This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,”


1. “Every day, every night, in every way, I am getting better and better”

2. “My life is my purpose. My life is my goal. My life is my inspiration.”

3. “I want my money right now, right here, all right?”


Your Turn!

Find an example of anaphora in literature or think of a sentence that uses anaphora on your own.