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The inversion of the usual order of words or clauses.
- ‘That grandness is achieved with two schemes: anastrophe (inversion of normal word order) and antithesis (juxtaposition of contrasting ideas).’
- ‘The use of repetition, compound words, and anastrophe are key stylistic traits of Circle and are found throughout the collection of historic manuscripts that inspired it.’
- ‘The Dryden translation is a little harder to get into with its deliberate archaisms and anastrophes, but once you do it's very rhythmic and compelling.’
- ‘Old English sounds riddled with anastrophe to speakers of Modern English.’
- ‘He also engages in that time-tested rhetorical device, the ad hominem attack, through an anastrophe.’
Mid 16th century: from Greek anastrophē turning back from ana- back + strephein to turn.
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