Examples for Anaphora

Anaphora is a literary device that repeats the same word or words at the beginning of several consecutive sentences to create a flow. The use of anaphora in poetry is a way to create rhythmic patterns by repeating words at the start of lines, stanzas, and even entire poems.

Examples for Anaphora

  1. The book was fascinating. It had a great storyline, and the characters were terrific.
  2. She was the only one who could solve this problem.
  3. I want to take this opportunity to thank the committee for allowing me to present today. 
  4. We ran out of money in 2007 and decided not to invest in new equipment due to these economic times.
  5. The first thing to do was get the fire lit and the kettle on.
  6. Sometimes I think you women don’t understand how bills and things like that get paid.
  7. Initially, our reaction was disbelief, but we quickly started preparing for an extended stay.
  8. As we know, time is running out, and it will be up to us all to make our voices heard.
  9. I like (chocolate) too, but I don’t want to share it with you.
  10. She likes chocolate too. She doesn’t want to share it either.
  11. The teacher said we must do this assignment together. 
  12. We said that we would study together.
  13. But Bill couldn’t come at 6. So he asked for help. 
  14. His teacher gave him a big scolding. 
  15. Now is the time to put your hands in the air, get out of your seats and let loose. 
  16. I’ve been told that some people are worried about the future. 
  17. Money does not bring true happiness, but it will give you lovely home and a fast car.
  18. There’s no secret to getting what you want in life. 
  19. You need the determination to keep going with this is how I stay motivated and take giant leaps every day. 
  20. They ask me how they could be like me. 
  21. Sara cried, and she cried, and then she cried some more.
  22. The thief was caught by the police and was arrested and put in jail. 
  23. He wondered what he should do but decided to follow the advice of his friends.
  24. You can go to the store (where you buy candy bars and sweets) and I will stay here.
  25. Well, we can’t blame them, though. We all understand because he is an outstanding playwright. 
  26. There has been a lot of discussion about these issues for the past three years, and nobody has been able to come up with a better solution. 
  27. Do you recognize all these stories? I know you do because you have already seen all these movies – more than once! 
  28. Will somebody please tell me what is going on here? 
  29. Isn’t this situation unbelievable? 
  30. The rate of increase in the demand for resources has been phenomenal. 
  31. The challenge is that we have to cut down on consumption, but at the same time, we must find new uses for what we have or stop taking it out of the ground altogether. 
  32. Several factors will impact our ability to achieve these goals, including population growth and increases in resource prices.
  33. I want to go to the beach, but I have no money.
  34. When I walk into my super-organized sister’s room, I think it would be nice if I could make something like that for my room. 
  35. She always seems at ease and relaxed, but she always has everything exactly where she wants it.
  36. And there came to me a man who said, ‘John the Baptist sent me to you with this message.’ I asked him what his message was, and he replied.”
  37. The president of the United States did not make this decision, his advisers advised him, and they had no reason to make any decision while contributing to this crisis.
  38. You should complete the project you have started. I am sure that you will find what we are looking for.
  39. I don’t know about you, but I can never remember the proper order for these things!” Although capitalized, the words I and you refer back to a prior discussion or thought.
  40. The seal had somehow gained entrance to one of the upstairs windows and was now on the move,” the word “one” is an example of anaphora when referring to other nouns in the same sentence.

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AnalogyColloquialism

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