Gk. ana “back again” and
strephein “to turn, a turning back”
|inversio, reversio, trajectio|
Departure from normal word order for the sake of emphasis.
|Anastrophe is most often a synonym for hyperbaton, but is occasionally referred to as a more specific instance of hyperbaton: the changing of the position of only a single word.|
occurs whenever normal syntactical arrangment is violated for emphasis:
The verb before the subject-noun (normal syntax follows the order subject-noun, verb):
|Sources:||Bede 614; Sherry (1550) 31 ("anastrophe," "reversio"); Peacham (1577) F3v; Day 1599 82|