A type of Hyperbaton in which the disorder is chronological, i.e., something that should happen happen second, happens first. “Th’ Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral, / With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder.” Antony and Cleopatra, 3.10.1. Using Anastrophe in a way that creates a Catachresis; an impossible ordering on the literal level.
Quotes including the Figure of Speech Hysteron-Proteron
Naught, naught, all naught! I can behold no longer.
Th’ Antoniad, the Egyptian admiral,
With all their sixty, fly and turn the rudder.Hysteron-Proteron
To see ’t mine eyes are blasted.
Gods and goddesses,
All the whole synod of them!
What’s thy passion?
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