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Hyperbaton

HYPERBATON (Gr. VTrtpfiarov, a stepping over), the name of a figure of speech, consisting of a transposition of words from their natural order, such as the placing of the object before instead o: after the verb. It is a common method of securing emphasis.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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