Epistrophe + Anaphora = Symploce
Hold your child's hand when you walk together Upon crossing the street, keep together Upon crossing paths with old folks make way Teach her it's considerate to make way Teach her to remember your phone numbers Should she get lost she'll know your phone numbers Should she let go of you she might zigzag You might trip over her should she zigzag You might worry she's growing up too fast Hold your horses... you're growing up too fast
A d’Verse prompt:
‘To turn again, about turn again’
At d’Verse, we were challenged to write a poem using any style or meter as long as it contains:
1a. Epiphora (aka Epistrophe or Antistrophe). The end line repeats should, for the most part, be consecutive, although allowances are made for alternates as well as the use of the repeat word with variance. Employ repetitions with the maxim ‘too often is too heavy’!
AND those who like an extra challenge might like to add in some
1b. Symploce – the combined use of anaphora and epiphora.