noun. inversion in the second of two parallel phrases.
- chiasmus (Latin)
- χιασμός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word chiasmus
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.