anaphora
[ uh-naf-er-uh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Greek via Latin from Greek, ‘repetition’, from ana- ‘back’ + pherein ‘to bear’; anaphora from late Greek
Synonyms
    1.
  • repetition
    2.
  • epanaphora
  • replacement
  • substitute
Definition
1. the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
2. the use of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, to avoid repetition, such as "I like it and so do they"
Examples
1. The speaker used an anaphora to really drive his point home.
2. She used an anaphora in her paper to avoid repeating the same word multiple times.
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