Word of the day

Chiasmus – a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order; a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases; a rhetorical device in which two or more clauses are balanced against each other by the reversal of their structures in order to produce an artistic effect.

One Response to Word of the day

  1. Paul Scott says:

    Old Geoff Palmer, hardly a charismatic, uncharisma not lacking, we made the old miasma read the RMA backwards, and said we would release him when he had finished. Oh woe is me he cried, it is chaotic I am a crisis of formulaic Chiasmus forever doomed.

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