Chiasmus (26 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

A rhetorical figure with two syntactically parallel constructions, one of which has the word order reversed. For example Alexander Pope's “They fall successive, and successive rise.”

Citation:
Editors. "Chiasmus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=183, accessed 03 December 2016.]