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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)
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anastrofa