the Position of Adjectives [duplicate]

Can an adjective come after a noun? For example;

Deep caverns
/Caverns deep

What ‘s the difference between them?
What’s the purpose of the second one? Why do we use it?

Answer

Generally, adjectives do not follow the noun they modify. However, it is useful in poetry to switch adjectives and nouns for added emphasis on the phrase. For example, when I read “caverns deep”, there is an extra emphasis on the cavern being deep. But this would only really work in a poetic/musical sense; it would be weird in colloquial speech.

Here is the Wikipedia explanation of these kinds of phrasings.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Meltem Arslan , Answer Author : keitereth24

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