Talk:Anaphora (rhetoric)

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The quoted examples are not representative of anaphora. Better examples can be found. Wetman 00:37, 24 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Which example are you referring to? The monkey/banana one appears to contain three anaphoric references. Bovlb 16:53, 2004 Mar 31 (UTC)

According to the Oxford Companion to the English Language, the first sense given here (repetition) is also known as epanaphora. In the same book, I can find no reference to either endophora or exophora; it does, however, use the term "intertextual reference". Bovlb 16:53, 2004 Mar 31 (UTC)

Liturgical use[edit]

I'm splitting off the liturgical sense of the word into its own stub article. There's much that can possibly be said about the development and form of the ligurgical anaphora, but it would be clearly inappropriate here. In any event, the liturgical term is not a sub-meaning of the rhetorical. See [1]Csernica 6 July 2005 22:54 (UTC) Yes it so and it is used in the catholic elementary church. okay.

If these are not good examples, can you give some? LT marching flute 22:35, 10 September 2007 (UTC)


"Anaphor" which is a grammatical term for the words "herself" "himself" "itself" and others, probably should not be directed to "anaphora", despite the similarity in spelling. I would do it myself, but I have absolutely no clue how. Sorry! Elle121 03:49, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Wherever you find this, correct the link to [[Anaphora (linguistics)|anaphor(a)]] ᛭ LokiClock (talk) 19:19, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Additional examples[edit]

Would it be appropriate to add more examples? "Charge of the Light Brigade", especially "cannon to the left of them, cannon to the right of them" would be excellent. Mathwhiz90601 (talk) 20:34, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

There are a lot of great examples, from very respectable poets, writers, and public speakers. There is no reason to include a mediocre example from a movie that has been out for about thirty minutes. The other examples are by undisputed sources. It is an example of anaphora, but that doesn't mean it belongs on the list. Diewelt (talk) 01:08, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Diewelt, surely you must be joking?! You should take a sabbatical from your wiki editing duties and enroll in Lit Studies 100 at your local community college.

"I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun." (Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely)

"I don't like you sucking around, bothering our citizens, Lebowski. I don't like your jerk-off name. I don't like your jerk-off face. I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you, jerk-off." (Policeman in The Big Lebowski) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:59, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

The Tyger[edit]

WHAT the hammer? WHAT the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? WHAT the anvil? WHAT dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

...WHAT does that mean? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:33, 29 April 2009 (UTC) ...WHAT a good question! (Just let it flow over you, just love it.) Rumiton (talk) 14:18, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Possible Barack Obama usage?[edit]

I am trying to find where this quote from Obama belongs, whether here in Anaphora, or in Epanalepsis, or a different speech structure.

“One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.” — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 17 April 2016 (UTC)