Definition: Hyperbaton has been imitated from a Greek term (αναστροφή) which translates to inversion in the sequence of typical and common phrases. This device alters arrangement of words for rhetorical emphasis while keeping a similar meaning to the original phrasing. Most notably, works of literature and Shakespeare include hyperbaton. The rearrangement of common diction creates a more profound effect on the reader, due to the unexpected word sequence.

Example: "Some rise by virtue, and some by virtue fall"-Measure by Measure by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare includes this abrupt word sequence; this inversion creates emphasis on the prose "by virtue"


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