A figure of speech that uses deviation from normal or logical word order for rhetorical effect, as in anastrophe or hysteron proteron.
(grammar) An inversion of the usual or logical order of words or phrases, for emphasis or poetic effect.
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Origin of hyperbaton
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin hyperbaton, from Greek ὑπερβατον "˜overstepping', from ὑπερβαινειν, from ὑπερ- + βαίνειν "˜walk'.