An Introduction to Antiptosis

Antiptosis (derives from Greek anti “in exchange”, and ptosis meaning “falling, case”), is a figure of speech, typical of enallageOpens in new window, in which one grammatical caseOpens in new window is interchanged for another.

Examples of Antiptosis
  • “the kingdom of glory” instead of “the kingdom and the glory”
  • The relation of kingdom and glory are altered by antiptosis.
Further Readings:
Silva Rhetoricae, Figures | AnastropheOpens in new window