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Anastrophe

Anastrophe (an-as’-tro-phee): Departure from normal word order for the sake of emphasis. Anastrophe is most often a synonym for hyperbaton, but is occasionally referred to as a more specific instance of hyperbaton: the changing of the position of only a single word.

“I today am announcing my candidacy for President of the United State of America!” Elvis Lincoln, Random Republican Party Candidate #46

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).