Anaphora Repetition

Anaphora (A Type of Deliberate Repetition)

There are three main types of repetition: anaphora, epiphora, and commoratio.


Anaphora is deliberately repeating terms at the start of sentences. One often-cited example is Winston Churchill's speech: This is another good example:

Anaphora in Business Writing

Here is an example of how anaphora might appear in business correspondence:
Repeating words or ideas in your document can be useful. Used occasionally, deliberate repetition can:
As with all these creative techniques, there are also a few dangers. If you want to spice up your writing with deliberate repetition, you must avoid:

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See Also

What is epiphora? What is commoratio? Glossary of grammatical terms