This week’s word is from Frank Kermode’s book ‘Shakespeare’s Language’. In rhetoric, ’anaphora’ is the repetition of a word at the beginning of a sequence of sentences or phrases.

Kermode’s book takes us back to the essence of Shakespeare – his words – and argues that his revolutionary use of language is where the true power of his plays lies. You can purchase the book here.

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Word of the Week: ‘anaphora’ (n.); the repetition of a word at the beginning of a sequence of sentences or phrases

From ‘Shakespeare’s Language’ by Frank Kermode. Buy it now from the Globe Shop.

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