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a·nas·tro·phe

 (ə-năs′trə-fē)
n.
Inversion of the normal syntactic order of words; for example, "Matter too soft a lasting mark to bear" (Alexander Pope).

[Late Latin anastrophē, from Greek, from anastrephein, to turn upside-down : ana-, ana- + strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

anastrophe

(əˈnæstrəfɪ)
n
(Rhetoric) rhetoric another term for inversion3
[C16: from Greek, from anastrephein to invert]

a•nas•tro•phe

(əˈnæs trə fi)

n.
reversal of the usual order of words for rhetorical effect.
[1570–80; < Greek: turning back.]

anastrophe

a rhetorical device in which the usual word order of a phrase or sentence is reversed.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices

anastrophe

Another word for inversion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anastrophe - the reversal of the normal order of words
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Translations
anastrofa
References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, the revenge against onte is focalized there quite explicitly: "da giusto spinto e generoso sdegno," a moralization made more apparent by anastrophe.
20) This destabilization of temporal order alerts us to the haunting presence of the past but also opens up the possibility of an alternative temporality, a queer time that, in its turn away from chrononormativity, embraces 'asynchrony, anachronism, anastrophe, belatedness, compression [and] delay'.
The third couplet uses an anastrophe that the English translation cannot fully represent.