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Anastrophe - Glossary of Terms


Anastrophe

Anastrophe is the deliberate changing of normal word order for emphasis.

Examples:

She stared into the dog's eyes deep and menacing.
(Normal order: She stared into the dog's deep and menacing eyes.)
On a black cloak sparkle the stars.
(Normal order: The stars sparkle on a black cloak.)
 

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