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See also: Anastrophe
Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀναστροφή (anastrophḗ).
anastrophe (countable and uncountable, plural anastrophes)
- (rhetoric) Unusual word order, often involving an inversion of the usual pattern of the sentence.
- Synonyms: inversion, hyperbaton
- 1910, George Meredith, chapter XII, in Celt and Saxon:
- […] thus the foreign-born baby was denounced and welcomed, the circumstances lamented and the mother congratulated, in a breath, all under cover of the happiest misunderstanding, as effective as the cabalism of Prospero's wand among the Neapolitan mariners, by the skilful Irish development on a grand scale of the rhetorical figure anastrophe, or a turning about and about.
switching in the syntactical order of words
- anastrophe on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
anastrophe f (plural anastrophes)
- “anastrophe”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.