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~Kindness Is...~ (Anaphora) Kindness is to show you care in any way Kindness is giving something unselfishly Kindness is to show respect to anyone we meet or know Kindness is showing compassion when someone needs it to Kindness is giving a sincere smile Kindness is truly loving and caring for others Kindness is saying a kind word or two Kindness is being nice to each other Kindness is not being rude to anyone Kindness is spreading God's love to all. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2011 December.29.2015 ~Author's Notes: The Anaphora form or style is... In writing or speech, the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect is known as Anaphora. Anaphora, possibly the oldest literary device, has its roots in Biblical Psalms used to emphasize certain words or phrases. Gradually, Elizabethan and Romantic writers brought this device into practice. Examine the following psalm: “O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?” The repetition of the phrase “O Lord,” attempts to create a spiritual sentiment. This is anaphora. The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses. The Anaphora is unrhymed but they can be rhymed too. It is all up to the poet.

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