Anaphora

In the Rhetorical sense, Anaphora means "the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of a succession of clauses". Put in simpler terms, it is when the first part of a sentence is repeated over and over again.

The purpose of this is mainly to create an artistic or stylistic effect or to emphasize whatever is being repeated. Anaphora is often used in motivational or emotional speeches as in the following examples:

"Every day, every night and in every way, I am improving."
"It is up to you how hard you work, it is up to you how much effort you put in, it is up to you how much you care."

In contrast, epistrophe is the repetition of the same word(s) at the end of successive clauses:

"When you have a baby your life becomes the baby; buying diapers for the baby, feeding the baby, playing with the baby."

"There is no negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem." - Lyndon B. Johnson in "We Shall Overcome"

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