hyperbaton definition

  • noun:
    • A figure of message, eg anastrophe or hysteron-proteron, utilizing deviation from typical or rational word purchase to make an effect.
    • An inversion regarding the usual or rational purchase of words or phrases, for focus or poetic impact.
    • A figurative construction, changing or inverting the natural purchase of words or conditions.”
    • In gram, and rhetoric: A figure consisting in departure from the customary purchase by placing a word or term in an unusual place in a sentence; transposition or inversion, specifically of a bold or violent kind.
    • an example or exemplory instance of such transposition.
    • reversal of regular term order (such as `cheese I favor')

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