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Daemon
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anastrophe

(noun) The reversal of the normal order of words.

Synonyms: inversion

Usage: Anastrophe, when used correctly, can give writing an impact that traditional sentence structures cannot always achieve.
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anastrophe
Definition: (noun) The reversal of the normal order of words.
Synonyms: inversion
Usage: Anastrophe, when used correctly, can give writing an impact that traditional sentence structures cannot always achieve.
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A figure by means of which words which should have been precedent, are postponed.
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Because English has a settled natural word order, anastrophe emphasises the displaced word or phrase. For example, the name of the City Beautiful urbanist movement emphasises "beautiful". Similarly, in "This is the forest primeval", from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline, the emphasis is on "primeval".

If the emphasis that comes from anastrophe is not an issue, the synonym inversion is perfectly suitable.

Anastrophe is common in Ancient Greek and Latin poetry, such as in the first line of the Aeneid:

Arma virumque cano, Troiæ qui primus ab oris
("I sing of arms and the man, who first from the shores of Troy")
In the example, the genitive case noun Troiæ ("of Troy") has been separated from the noun that it governs (oris, "shores") in a way that would be rather unusual in Latin prose. In fact, the liberty of Latin word order allows "of Troy" to be taken to modify "arms" or "the man" but is not customarily interpreted so.

Anastrophe also occurs in English poetry, as in the third verse of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

He holds him with his skinny hand,
"There was a ship," quoth he.
"Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"
Eftsoons his hand dropt he.
The word order of "his hand dropt he" is not the customary word order in English, even in the archaic English that Coleridge seeks to imitate. Also, excessive use of the device if the emphasis is unnecessary or even unintended, especially for the sake of rhyme or metre, is usually[citation needed] considered a flaw, such as the clumsy versification of Sternhold and
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(noun) The reversal of the normal order of words.

Synonyms: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/inversion

Usage: Anastrophe, when used corrFectly, can give writing an impact that traditional sentence structures cannot always achieve.
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