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Unformatted text preview: Anaphoras - Notes An anaphora is a rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the start of successive clauses, sentences or verses to emphasize an image or a concept. The effect is to influence the person reading it. Examples: I Have a Dream by Ma rtin Luther King, Jr. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. I t came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Ceder during the Spring '09 term at Case Western.
- Spring '09