Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Hypallage refers to a figure of speech in which an epithet (adjective or participle) grammatically refers to the less appropriate of two nouns.

Sleepy town: The town cannot be sleepy, but the people living in it can be.
Happy mornings: Mornings cannot be happy, but the people getting up can be.
Terrible day: Day itself is not terrible, but it can turn out as a terrible experience for the people.

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