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jechen
Why your English is better than you think.

Hey guys help me correct this paragraph:

"Beautiful, this forest is. Tantalizing, the smell is. Jaw-dropping, the view is."

 

Oh wait, it's all correct. Sorry answer buffs and correction muscles. If you're new to English the above is correct because I'm using anastrophes. Anastrophes are when the order of a sentence is changed to promote emphasis on one word. They are found everywhere from English poetry to movies. Just know in your heart when you post a question or notebook entry and a swarm of self-righteous critics besiege your self-confidence, you're right and they're not.

Aug 21, 2012 10:55 AM
Comments · 5

Besides emphasis it's very artistic. Besides those there aren't any other reasons to use anastrophes.

August 24, 2012
Oh I see So apart from emphasis, what are the other reasons?
August 24, 2012

You are correct. Anastrophes are simply a type of inversions. Inversion is when you switch the order of the sentence for any reason. Anastrophe is only when you switch the order to add emphasis on the one word or phrase.

August 23, 2012

it looks similar to inversion

August 23, 2012

Totally I agree with you. Firmly I'll stand against anyone trying to besiege my self-confidence next time. So grateful I am for what you have written teacher :)

August 22, 2012
jechen
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Korean
Learning Language
Korean