•  In rhetoric, an anaphora is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses.
  • It is used for giving emphasize and also to give rhythm.
  • It gives more pleasurable reading experience.
  • Possibly the oldest literary device, has its roots in Biblical Psalms.
  • Elizabethan and Romantic writers brought this device into practice.
  • Eg: What the hammer? what the chain?
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil? what dread grasp
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
    — William Blake, The Tyger 
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