ANAPHORA Olivia Dierker An anaphora is the repeated use of a word or phrase in the beginning of a sentence. It can be used for emphasis, but it is also easy to overdo it, which ruins the effect of it. "We saw the bruised children of these fathers clump onto our school bus, we saw the abandoned children huddle in the pews at church, we saw the stunned and battered mothers begging for help at our doors." (Scott Russell Sanders, "Under the Influence," 1989) http://grammar.about.com/od/ab/g/anaphora.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7q4anEua74 Anaphora can be used for all kinds of sentences, such as questions, conclusions, etc. Again, it is nice for effect but must be used sparingly at the risk of sounding too emotional.