antistrophe
Definition - A figure of speech where words are repeated in inverse order.

Example -
the master of the servant and the servant of the master

Etymology -
In Greek the term means "a turning about" (from the Greek anti, against + strephein, a turning).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1625:
"The renewing of the Contract is a flat Antistrophe, and may truly be retorted upon the French."
(tr. Camden's Hist. Eliz. i. (1688) 99)



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