[hahy-pur-buh-ton] /haɪˈpɜr bəˌtɒn/

noun, plural hyperbatons, hyperbata
[hahy-pur-buh-tuh] /haɪˈpɜr bə tə/ (Show IPA). Rhetoric.
the use, especially for emphasis, of a word order other than the expected or usual one, as in “Bird thou never wert.”.
(rhetoric) a figure of speech in which the normal order of words is reversed, as in cheese I love

1570s, “figure of speech in which the natural order of words or phrases is inverted, especially for the sake of emphasis,” from Greek hyperbaton, literally “overstepping,” from hyper “over” + bainein “to step” (see come).


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