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Meaning of CHIASMUS

Pronunciation:  kI'azmus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inversion in the second of two parallel phrases
 

CHIASMUS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chi*as"mus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a placing crosswise,
fr. ?. See {Chiasm}.] (Rhet.)
An inversion of the order of words or phrases, when repeated
or subsequently referred to in a sentence; thus,

      If e'er to bless thy sons My voice or hands deny, These
      hands let useful skill forsake, This voice in silence
      die.                                     --Dwight.



 

 

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