[ uh-nas-truh-fee ]
/ əˈnæs trə fi /
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inversion of the usual order of words.
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How to use anastrophe in a sentence
This is the only sentence in Arrian where suffers anastrophe, coming after the noun.The Anabasis of Alexander|Arrian of Nicomedia
British Dictionary definitions for anastrophe
/ (əˈnæstrəfɪ) /
rhetoric another term for inversion (def. 3)
Word Origin for anastrophe
C16: from Greek, from anastrephein to invert
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