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his-ter-o-lo'-gi-a / From Greek: histeros, "later" and logia, "speech"

A form of hyperbaton or parenthesis in which one interposes a phrase between a preposition and its object.
Also, a snynonym for hysteron proteron.


The interrupting material in the following sentence is bolded:

I jumped into with as much enthusiasm as a teenager has hormones my speech on abstinence.

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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.