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(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]
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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
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The reversal of the usual relationship between two words.
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|Noun||1.||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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