Definition - The inverting of the expected word order.

Example -
"Once upon a banker leery …."

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek ana, back again + strephein, a turning.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1577:
"Anastrophe, a preposterous order, or a backward setting of words, thus: All Italy about I went, which is contrary to plain order, I went about all Italy."
(Henry Peacham, the Elder, The Garden of Eloquence (1577))

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