Etymology

1. chiasmus

noun. inversion in the second of two parallel phrases.

Etymology

  • chiasmus (Latin)
  • χιασμός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Rhetorical features on the level of sentences and phrases include a vast array of rhetorical figures, including repetition of initial phrases (anaphora), parallelism, chiasmus and alliteration.

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