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anastrophe

anastrophe

noun anas·tro·phe \ə-ˈnas-trə-(ˌ)fē\

Definition of ANASTROPHE

:  inversion of the usual syntactical order of words for rhetorical effect — compare hysteron proteron

Origin of ANASTROPHE

Medieval Latin, from Greek anastrophē, literally, turning back, from anastrephein to turn back, from ana- + strephein to turn
First Known Use: circa 1550

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