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    Cool not well understood, help!

    Good morning every body, techers and students,
    I have one question that kept bothering me this whole semester, in my course of Stylistics and text analysis, the instructor kept talking about anaphora and cataphora, but till this moment I don't get these terms very well. They are escaping from my mind. can anyone help the poor me?!

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    Re: not well understood, help!

    Anaphora point backwards:

    Helen asked me to send her the form.

    Here 'her' refers backwards to 'Helen'.

    Cataphora point forwards:

    Uncomfortable in his new role, the minister found it hard to communicate.

    Here 'his' points forwards to 'the minister'.

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