I bet if I give you a sentence, you will immediately be able to identify its speaker. Ready?
“Dark the night is.”
Did you guess that 900-year-old pointy-eared creature, Yoda, from Star Wars? He never uttered those words in any of the movies, so what made you guess him?
Ah, his use of inversion. (Or maybe the huge photo above gave him away.)
Inversion is the reversal of normal word order in a sentence. Used to emphasize key points, it is one of the power techniques that adds intensity to writing. Continue reading Key Words, Emphasize Them You Must
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