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    Anaphora is a specific form of repetition in which a word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of a successive phrase and is used to leave prominence on the phrases, as well as creating a rhythmic effect to make it memorable and more gratifying to read. For example, anaphora is used in a passage of Barbara Lazear Ascher On Compassion, a passage about a few brief encounters with homeless people, where she struggles to understand the compassion of others. “Twice I have witnessed this, and twice I have wondered, what compels this woman to feed this man?” (Paragraph 9). The part of this sentence that qualifies it to fall under the scheme of anaphora is the repetition of the words ‘twice I have’ before and after the comma separating the two clauses.…

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    In an effort to keep things succinct, we’ll focus on three: Option 1: Repetition Authors use repetition of ideas and objects to form symbolism. They bring the idea or object up multiple times in multiple scenarios to show it’s far-reaching implications on the story. Examples might include the Mockingjay pin and President Snow’s white rose in The Hunger Games series (I think both are in all three books), the red rose in Beauty and the Beast, the clothing colors in Divergent and the Bliss in The…

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    of being judged for their cultural practices, resulting in a sense of shame and guilt. Dumont’s use of prose and lyrical voice distinctly highlights the theme of being judged by white society. Her integration of figurative language enhances the Indigenous tradition and cultural practices throughout the poem. In addition, her use of anaphora and musicality amplifies the feeling of being watched and judged. Dumont renders the disapproval and oppressiveness the speaker’s family experiences through…

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    The Slave Mother Analysis

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    The question, “And arn’t I a woman” is asked several times in Truth’s text. Moreover, each time the phrase is repeated it gains more inclusiveness in a universal fight for rights due to the context it is placed in. For instance when Truth states, “I could work as much and eat as much as a man--- when I could get it--- and bear the lash as well! And arn’t I a woman?”, she has juxtapositioned the repetitive phrase to point out the flawed argument that men and women cannot perform the same amount…

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    Anaphora In Fast Break

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    I chose the poem “Fast Break” because it is about basketball and i play it and think it is a great sport. This poem is a narrative which means that it tells a story in which this poem does tell a story. The poem includes many modern words and includes anaphora . Anaphora is when there is a repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of a line. “Fast Break” starts off with “and” in many lines which can be counted as anaphora. “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch, includes a couple of similes…

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    Annie Dillard uses personification and an anaphora in section 4 to illustrate the significance of the total eclipse that awakens the mind and brings it back to reality. She conveys, “ people on all the hillsides, including, I think, myself, screamed when the black body of the moon detached from the sky and rolled off the sun.” (889) In this instance, the moon is the devil that covers God’s angelic light from glistening over the land and the people. The experience is life threatening because the…

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    energy tempts the performers to be too direct, but the beginning should be soft and searching yet with an underlying tension and very clear. To achieve the right kind of tension, we realised it is helpful not to take too much time after the fermata at the end of the previous song before the start of this song. It is important that the sixteenth notes are not too light, and that the singer consciously uses the consonants. I find that I can convey the speaker’s energy and eagerness on the one hand…

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    This is evident when, Offred is alone in her room and all she “can hear now is the sound of my own heart, opening and closing, opening and closing, opening” (147). Atwood’s use of anaphora when repeating the phrase “opening and closing” generates an image of the valves of the heart pumping blood. It also carries a metaphorical meaning—that of opening one’s heart. This is supported by Atwood’s decision to leave the line without punctuation, ending with “opening.” The lack of a period leaves the…

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    Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” answers the white clergymen’s criticisms about his nonviolent protests, accusing him of inciting violence in Alabama. In Alabama, with its extreme racial injustice,, both white and some hesitant black Americans prefer allowing more time to resolve racial issues and condemn King for encouraging protest in the community. They label King as an ‘extremist’. He responds to his audience by offering a new perspective on the term ‘extremist’. King…

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    Winnie-the-Pooh offers an assessment of his abilities and his personality that also reflect a larger view of the archetype: the innocent youth. Milne offers his reader subtle hints of Pooh’s personality when he says, “He could see the honey. He could smell the honey. But he couldn’t reach the honey.” (Milne 14) Milne’s repetition and use of the anaphora is key to understanding Pooh and his charisma. Milne uses the ambiguous pronoun “he” in all three sentences, which serves to show that Milne…

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