In his poem "London," William Blake makes use of anaphora with variation: In every cry of every Man, In every infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forg'd manacles I hear. The poem and the world ends an anticlimactic whimper. "The Hollow Men" (1925) is a poem by T. S. Eliot. But the repeated "we shall fight" focuses attention on each and every item in the list. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. The use of anaphora in this part of "Howl" creates a religious tone, as Ginsberg's repetitive verses rise to the cadence of a sermon. Look at you! Here, Salinger's use of anaphora conveys both the relentlessness of the rain and Holden's obsessive focus on the painful memory of his brother's death. “The Hollow Men” is a poem by the American modernist poet T.S. Anaphora appears frequently in literature, politics, and music. This proverb provides an example of symploce in action: For want of a nail the shoe was lost. He had to warn his nation that a German invasion of Britain might be on its way while also rallying British determination to continue the fight at all costs. You are beautiful, my darling. Note that "like a flock" also repeats twice in this excerpt from the Song of Songs. For example, Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech contains anaphora: "So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. HarperCollins, 1992), Anaphora in President Franklin Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address, "But here is the challenge to our democracy: In this nation, I see tens of millions of its citizens — a substantial part of its whole population — who at this very moment are denied the greater part of what the very lowest standards of today call the necessities of life.I see millions of families trying to live on incomes so meager that the pall of family disaster hangs over them day by day.I see millions whose daily lives in city and on farm continue under conditions labeled indecent by a so-called polite society half a century ago.I see millions denied education, recreation, and the opportunity to better their lot and the lot of their children.I see millions lacking the means to buy the products of farm and factory and by their poverty denying work and productiveness to many other millions.I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.But it is not in despair that I paint you that picture. Anaphora Definition. One of the Hollow Men relates his fear of meeting the judging eyes of the dead while he is sleeping. Anaphora is a rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.By building toward a climax, anaphora can create a strong emotional effect.Consequently, this figure of speech is often found in polemical writings and passionate oratory, perhaps most famously in Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. "(Franklin D. Roosevelt, Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 1937), "I don't like you sucking around, bothering our citizens, Lebowski. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania...". Kennedy uses anaphora to focus on the tragedy of the day's events, while implicitly begging the question: what do we need as a nation to move forward? Comparisons in the Representation of the Modern Man in “The Hollow Men” and “To Build a Fire”, The Importance of Ambiguity in the Representation of Reality and Truth in "Preludes," "The Hollow Men," and "Journey of the Magi".