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n. - The reversal of the normal order of words..

Usage examples (9)
  • "Came the dawn" is an example of anastrophe.
  • Into the valley of anastrophe rode the six hundred.
  • It is hard to judge a cliche so far away in time, but ‘racing lambs’ strikes one as a non-description, and with ‘fair their fling’ you wonder if anastrophe is just a...
  • In Byron's Don Juan occurs an exemplary anastrophe: "All, when life is new,/Commence with feelings warm, and prospects high ..." for more
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