Anastrophe: Definition & Examples


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What is the definition of anastrophe?

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1. What is the typical strategy for using anastrophe in prose writing?

2. When anastrophe is used in prose, it is often done for which purpose(s)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is anastrophe, and how and why is it employed by writers? Assess your understanding of the use of this device with this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of anastrophe
  • The strategy behind using anastrophe in prose writing
  • The strategy for using anastrophe in poetry

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding why anastrophe is used
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of anastrophe and poetic rhythm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of anastrophe to maintain poetic rhyme

Additional Learning

To learn more about this term, review the accompanying lesson called Anastrophe: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define anastrophe
  • Present an example showing the effectiveness of using anastrophe
  • Describe the use of anastrophe in poetry
  • Provide examples to show poetic use of anastrophe