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Anastrophes

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-17 11:24:00
Anastrophe is a rhetorical device which demonstrates the inversion of the natural order of words. Examples:
saying "echoed the hills" to mean "the hills echoed"
saying "smart you are" to mean "you are smart".

Anastrophe is a type of hyperbaton in which the adjective appears after the noun when we expect to find the adjective before the noun.


Yoda from de Stars Wars series commonly uses anastrophe:

"Told you, I did. Reckless is he. Now matters are worse."
"Mind what you have learned. Save you it can."
"If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan"s apprentice."


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