hypallage definition

  • noun:
    • A construction for which a modifier with meaning involving one word appears grammatically put on another, frequently made use of as literary unit.
    • A figure consisting of a transference of attributes from their proper subjects to others. Thus Virgil says, “dare classibus austros,” to give the winds to the fleets, instead of dare classibus austris, to give the fleets to the winds.
    • In grammar and rhetoric, a figure which consists in inversion of syntactical connection between two terms, each presuming the building which in accordance with ordinary consumption would have been assigned to another.
    • reversal regarding the syntactic connection of two terms (as with `her beauty's face')

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