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1. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs; for example, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills" (Winston S. Churchill).
2. Linguistics The use of a linguistic unit, such as a pronoun, to refer to the same person or object as another unit, usually a noun. The use of her to refer to the person named by Anne in the sentence Anne asked Edward to pass her the salt is an example of anaphora.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from anapherein, to bring back : ana-, ana- + pherein, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·phor′ic (ăn′ə-fôr′ĭk) adj.
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(ˌænəˈfɒrɪk) or


1. (Grammar) of or relating to anaphora
2. (Rhetoric) of or relating to anaphora
ˌanaˈphorically adv
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(ˌæn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-)

referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words.
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Adj.1.anaphoric - relating to anaphora; "anaphoric reference"
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[ˌænəˈfɒrɪk] ADJanafórico
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A similar rhythmic and anaphoric element structures "Hacky sack," in which Flores carefully represents a cold morning in which six players pass around a makeshift ball--replete with a final punch line (remate), a prominent feature of nearly all the poems included in The Counterpunch:
Curran's diction is spare, her poetics abstract and metaphorical, her rhetoric often anaphoric, her lines almost always end-stopped albeit with occasional rhythmic elisions of enjambment where the line just keeps on going.
Therefore, both theoretically and experimentally, the need for computation in anaphoric relations means that its resolution cannot be determined by the properties of the anaphora (in experimental terms; the stimulus) itself.
The same examples can be given as an illustration of the non-possessive use of possessive suffixes as markers of identifiability or direct anaphoric use (Budzisch 2017 : 58).
According to research featured in Patrick Chiwai Lee's doctoral dissertation, "Learning and Unlearning Object Drop in Anaphoric and Non-anaphoric Contexts in L2 English" (Newcastle University, Feb.
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Likewise, the terms like cataphoric and anaphoric references included in the textbook of class 10 are beyond the comprehension of teachers.
In van Gelderen (201 la, 2014), for example, the demise of the deictic and anaphoric properties of the OE demonstratives is handled without resorting to inflectional morphology.