Anastrophe

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anastrophe?

it stuck her plaintive throats"
as: it stuck her throats,plaintive.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:24
Are any of these anastrophe,

Are any of these anastrophe, another literary device or none at all?

Wherein we did another's burden seek

when, faint to falling, onward yet we strode

This too was life

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:36
Definitely anastrophe.

Definitely anastrophe.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/05/2018 - 20:06
The wine is red. Now like

The wine is red.

Now like Yoda:

Red, is the wine.

Do I have that right?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 02:49
anastrophe

But its similar to transferred epithet isn't it??

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:51
surly i'd be?

Red, the wine is.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/28/2018 - 18:22
Sorry, had to do that...

Drink it, we must

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 02:06
Would either of these be

Would either of these be right?

Petrified he was as the murmuring began.

Petrified was he as the murmuring began.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:39
The second one makes more

The second one makes more grammatical sense.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:46
Original Sentence: The lava

Original Sentence: The lava oozed from the volcano, enveloping the petrified townspeople.

Would become: Lava oozed from the volcano, enveloping the townspeople petrified.

From the volcano oozed lava, petrified, the townspeople were enveloped?

Enveloping the petrified townspeople, oozed lava from the volcano.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:35
I believe only the second one

I believe only the second one is correct; however, you lack a period or semi-colon after lava. It should look a little more like this:

From the volcano oozed lava. Petrified, the townspeople were enveloped.

.....or.....

From the volcano oozed lava; petrified, the townspeople were enveloped.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:45
Thanks!

if helped is a noun and so much is an adjective then ... You've helped so much would be an anastrophe? even though So much you've helped sounds more yodaish???

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:12
Is this an example?

to find somebody?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:50
NOPE

i think its more of a :

somebody you shall find
or
somebody you have found

i did a bit of research and i find that if you sound like yoda, you should be fine

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:37
No. Anastrophe switches

No. Anastrophe switches around a noun and an adjective - it doesn't involve verbs such as 'find'.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:50
Is this a correct example?

Yoda like, the order of subject, verb, and object, changed I.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 14:29
Nope.

You switched verbs and objects, like Shakespeare's iambic pentameter.

Anastrophe
On days cold and dreary, he stared out the window hopelessly.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:15
Anastrophe

Saying "life eternal " instead of "eternal life" would be a good example of an anastrophe.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:20
In reply...

Yes

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 02:03
Would this be included?

"We were after ever."

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 21:41
Works with Nouns and adjectives.

Anastrophe works only with nouns and adjectives. "Ever" is an adverb.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:12
King Fu

Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:45
is this a good example of an

is this a good example of an anastrope. The master praises the traditions of old.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 05:49
Never have I...

Never have I been so embarrassed.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:50
No sooner had ...

No sooner had he written it than he realised it was anastrophe.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:49
is this an example ?

That's what I get for thinking, this world is fair, they let a brother steer the ship and never told him that the ship was sinkin'

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 05:28
Not quite, it would be something like this:

That's what I get for thinking this world is fair, a brother left to steer the ship who was never told that it was sinkin'

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/17/2016 - 19:44
The adjective must come immediately after the. noum

That's what I get for thinking this world fair, a brother uninformed, left to steer the ship asinkin'.

This sentence uses anastrophe after world, brother, and ship.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 07:12
Anastrophe?

"Ten thousand saw I at a glance"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 20:36
Anastrophe

Can this also be considered as anastrophe? the door and opened the stairs
I said my pajamas and put on my prayers
I turned off the bed and crawled into the light
And all because you kissed ...

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:50
No

But it's still funny!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 02:12
No

This is not an anastrophe as you are not switching the noun and adjective order, instead what you did was exchange two random words (the POV does not matter) and their positions. What you should have done was
"Opened the doors and stairs
Prayers I said, pajamas I put away
Lights I turned off and crawled off the bed I did
Kissed all because you"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 04:13
So...

Yoda-speak basically?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 20:45
YEs

thats so tru. except yoda speaks kinda backwards. this is semi backward

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 17:48
Yes

Basically. Yoda- speaking

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:15
Difference?

What is the difference between anastrophe and hyperbaton? The websites I have gone to sometimes use these words interchangeably, sometimes say that they are synonymous, sometimes say that anastrophe is a more specific version of hyperbaton. What's the difference? Help!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 01:02
diference

your problem falls under where their saying order of words and the difference is anastrophe is an inversion of words/clauses and hyperbaton is the alteration of the order of the words in a sentence hope that help

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:15
ok

ok

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:26
Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas. 'To begin at the beginning:

It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched, courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboatbobbing sea.'

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 04:38
Anastrophe

Well written it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:03
Anastrophe

Paradise Lost by John Milton is a chronological example of anastrophe. First there was Paradoae and then it was lost.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:10
noun & adj.

i cant get which one is noun and whoich is adjective in the example above

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/24/2014 - 05:49
"past and future" is the

"past and future" is the adjective, as it modifies time

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 00:00
i need 50 examples for my

i need 50 examples for my assignment., pls help' but thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 08:53
Meditation

A women pure and divine by day, an incubus by dusk

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 04:43
Ok

Ok

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 21:15
Yoda uses Latin syntax

The writer who created the script for Yoda arranges his words the way sentences are in Latin!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 00:11
Latin and Yoda

Interesting that is.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:27
More examples

He was a creature insatiable, roaming the night for prey.

Father grows weary of his trials unending.

"We will discuss wrestling scenarios and other things literary."
- Barton Fink, Joel & Ethan Coen

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:51
be an anastrophe master i want

be an anastrophe master i really want
help me can anyone
you thank

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 06:50

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