Rhetorical Devices: Anaphora

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1) Rhetorical Device: Anaphora Definition of Rhetorical Device: The repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences. Actual Example from Sermon: “We lack trust. We can’t look at the future with hope. We can’t stare down our demons. We don’t realize that He’s holding us in His sovereign hands. We don’t put Him first.” How is it effective? The use of Anaphora causes the audience to recall this idea, later in the sermon. It promotes the understanding of the sermon. Anaphora also establishes a rhythm in the sermon. 2) Rhetorical Device: Hypophora Definition of Rhetorical Device: Hypophora consists of raising one or more questions and then proceeding to answer them, usually at some length. Actual

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