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hypallage

(haɪˈpæləˌdʒiː)
n
(Rhetoric) rhetoric a figure of speech in which the natural relations of two words in a statement are interchanged, as in the fire spread the wind
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek hupallagē interchange, from hypo- + allassein to exchange]

hypallage

the deliberate movement for effect and emphasis of one of a group of nouns from a more natural position to one less natural, as Virgil’s “the trumpet’s Tuscan blare” for “the Tuscan trumpet’s blare.” — hypallactic, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices

hypallage

The reversal of the usual relationship between two words.
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Noun1.hypallage - reversal of the syntactic relation of two words (as in `her beauty's face')
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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a) Tout d'abord, il souligne le fait de la contiguite de deux sensations, sur leur coexistence dans le meme contexte mental (17), a commencer par des hypallages (18).
As in "her beauty's face," Dickensian hypallages stage tense relationships between the abstract and the concrete.
These connections are not direct: indeed, hypallages occur mainly in the accounts of the years preceding the French Revolution rather than in the tense chapters in which some of the characters make their escape from the Terror-ridden Paris.
In this paper, I shall focus on one specific figure of speech, namely hypallage, metaphor's neighbor, which shares some features of metonymy and enthymeme.
The Greek meaning of hypallage is "interchange, exchange"; the most common example is "her beauty's face.
Yet the Dickensian hypallage is not the same as Walter Shandy's.
Here are some examples of epithet-transfer hypallage in poetry, before and after Dickens.