Chapter 7
Repetition, Repetition, Repetition
In This Chapter
➤ Why repetition is important
➤ Types of repetition and types of repetition
➤ Anaphora? What the heck is that?
➤ How not to repeat, and repeat
➤ Exercises, exercises, exercises!
Why do poets repeat themselves? Why do poets repeat themselves? Okay, I’ll stop! Repetition is a commonly used element of poetry, and is one of the oldest poetic conventions. Most formal poetry involves repetition, and poetry would not be poetry without it. Poets pre-dating the Bible used repetition, and poets still use it today. Repetition is a powerful and memorable tool: Remember Martin Luther King’s “I Have ...

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