Synonyms for hypallage or Related words with hypallage
Examples of "hypallage"
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Literary critic Gérard Genette argued that the frequent use of
is characteristic of Marcel Proust's style.
(; from the , "hypallagḗ", "interchange, exchange") or transferred epithet is a literary device that can be described as an abnormal, unexpected change of two segments in a sentence.
is often used strikingly in Ancient Greek and Latin poetry. We find such examples of transferred epithets as "the winged sound of whirling" (), meaning "the sound of whirling wings" (Aristophanes, "Birds" 1198), and Horace's "angry crowns of kings" ("iratos...regum apices", "Odes" 3.21.19f.). Virgil was given to
beyond the transferred epithet, as "give the winds to the fleets" ("dare classibus Austros", "Aeneid" 3.61), meaning "give the fleets to the winds."
This is similar to the technique hendiadys, by applying “of” rather than “and” as well as the technique
, except the governing noun becomes the adjective instead of the noun in regimen.
Orators have a variety of epithets that they can employ that have different meanings. The most common are fixed epithets and transferred epithets. A fixed epithet is the repetitive use of the same word or phrase for the same person or object. A transferred epithet qualifies a noun other than the person or thing it is describing. This is also known as a
. This can often involves shifting a modifier from the animate to the inanimate; for example, "cheerful money"and "suicidal sky".
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