In writing or speech, the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect is known as Anaphora.
It is common for us to use anaphora in our everyday speech to lay emphasis on the idea we want to convey or for self affirmation. Read the following anaphora examples:
- “Every day, every night, in every way, I am getting better and better”
- “My life is my purpose. My life is my goal. My life is my inspiration.”
- “Buying nappies for the baby, feeding the baby, playing with the baby: This is what your life is when you have a baby.
- “I want my money right now, right here, all right?”
“O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?”
The repetition of the phrase “O Lord,” attempts to create a spiritual sentiment. This is anaphora.