I am very excited to be participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge for 2015. If you’d like to know more about it you can visit their website. My theme for the month of April will be on grammar. I am learning more and more about grammar as I write and I want to share some useful tips for the writers in the group. Images for the alphabet are courtesy of iconsmysitemyway.com.
What is an anaphora? Anaphora is deliberately repeating terms at the start of sentences so as to build up to a climax. Not only is it used for giving prominence to ideas, but for adding rhythm to the writing like a song. It’s memorable.
- “Every day, every night, in every way, I am getting better and better” – from daily speech
- “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” – Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- “I’m not afraid to die. I’m not afraid to live. I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to succeed. I’m not afraid to fall in love. I’m not afraid to be alone. I’m just afraid I might have to stop talking about myself for five minutes.”- When the Cat’s Away by Kinky Friedman
Do you have any examples of anaphora in writing that you’d like to share?