Chiasmus

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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.”

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Editors. "Chiasmus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=183, accessed 19 April 2014.]