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n. - Inversion in the second of two parallel phrases.

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  • But they slipped the code-word "chiasmus" into their conversation so that I could identify them.
  • Heraclitus uses alliteration (four m-words in a row) and chiasmus
  • How symbolic chiasmus communicates the "sinister intensity" of the speaker? for more
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