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#124509 - 03/04/04 05:52 PM hyperbaton  
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Subject: A.Word.A.Day--hyperbaton
hyperbaton (hye-PUR-buh-ton), noun, plural hyperbatons, hyperbata

The use, especially for emphasis, of a word order other than the
expected or usual one, as in "Bird thou never wert.'

[Greek huperbaton, from neuter of huperbatos, transposed, from huperbainein,
to step over : huper-, over, across + bainein, to step.]


#124510 - 03/26/04 08:49 PM Re: hyperbaton  
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This is one of my favorite sayings. Would it be an example of hyperbaton?

Thirty days hath September, April, June and Montana;
All the rest have cold weather,
Except in the summer which isn't often.


#124511 - 03/26/04 08:54 PM Re: hyperbaton vs anastrophe  
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Different are they?


#124512 - 03/26/04 08:58 PM Re: hyperbaton vs anastrophe  
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Per Silva Rhetoricae:

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.


#124513 - 03/26/04 09:01 PM Re: hyperbaton vs anastrophe  
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so anastrophe is hyperhyperbaton?




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#124514 - 03/26/04 09:04 PM Re: hyperbaton vs anastrophe  
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Or either hypohyperbaton, one.


#124515 - 04/20/04 03:02 PM Re: hyperbaton vs anastrophe  
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so anastrophe is hyperhyperbaton?

So AnnaStrophic, in promoting 'anastrophe' is a hyperhyperbatonhyper? :)




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