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A figure of speech that uses deviation from normal or logical word order for rhetorical effect, as in anastrophe or hysteron proteron.
[Greek huperbaton, from neuter of huperbatos, transposed, from huperbainein, to step over : huper-, over, across; see hyper- + bainein, to step; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Rhetoric) rhetoric a figure of speech in which the normal order of words is reversed, as in cheese I love
[C16: via Latin from Greek, literally: an overstepping, from hyper- + bainein to step]
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a rhetorical device in which the usual or expected word order is inverted.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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The transposition of the usual order of words, as in came the Spring.”
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|Noun||1.||hyperbaton - reversal of normal word order (as in `cheese I love')|
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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