Anastrophe

Bridjet Zemlak

" The inversion of the usual order of words or clauses."

In standard english, the use of an adjective comes before the noun, but with an anastrophe the noun is followed by the adjective.


Anastrophe makes speech more effective and attractive to convey emotions and mood often in a non-literal sense

Yoda

"Powerful you have become. The dark side I sense in you."

"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is."

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More Examples

She stared into the dog's eyes and menacing.

( Normal order : She stared into the dogs deep and menacing eyes )

On a black cloak sparkle the stars

( Normal order : The stars sparkle on a black cloak )

Bright, he was not

( He was not bright )

Now as a group try and create your own examples of anastrophe