Figure Name antimetathesis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Bullinger (1898) ("antimetathesis; or, dialogue")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms dialogue, polyprosopon
Etymology an-ti-me-tath'-e-sis from Gr. anti "against" or "opposite to" and metathesis "a placing differently" and this from meta "beyond" or "over" and tithenai "to place" or "set"
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Inversion of the members of an antithesis. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. A Transference of Speakers... So that Antimetathesis is a figure by which there is a transposition of one thing over against another, especially of one person over against another; as when the writer or speaker addresses the reader or hearer in the second person as if he were actually present. (Bullinger, 882)


2. Rom. 11:19. -"Thou wilt plead then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."
This was true as to the effect, but not as to the cause. It was what a Gentile, as such, would say, but not what the Holy Spirit said. No! On the contrary, it was "Because of unbelief they were broken off."
And so he goes on to speak of the Gentiles of Antimetathesis, greatly enhancing and intensifying the argument. (Bullinger, 883)

Kind Of Symmetry
Part Of
Related Figures antithesis
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes This is tough to categorize without a definition.
Reviewed No