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Chiasmus

 

a type of antithetical parallelism in which the parts of two parallel elements are placed in reverse sequence, in the pattern ab = b1a1. An example is “It was not a grass-blade in the open field that was nodding,/Nodding was my poor little homeless head.” Sometimes the sense of parallelism is maintained by the repeating of intermediate words in the pattern abc = c1ba1, as in Pushkin’s lines Avtomedony nashi boiki,/Neutomimy nashi troiki (“Lively our Automedons,/Our troikas tireless”).

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For example, in this analysis, the canonical lyric poem, which compared to the other literary genres is a reflex of centroidal time, is stylistically organic, comedic, logical, synecdochic, rhymed, stanzaic, chiastic, copular, conjunctional, phrasal, adjectival, copular, modifying, present tense, ist person, imperfective, subjunctive, exclamative, gendered, aspectual, reciprocal, and derivational, with a rise-fall intonation, a prosodic focus on tertiary stress and the clitic phrase, and an imagery that tends to focus on youth, Eden, growth, summer, noon, water, plants, and so forth--a very reasonable characterization.
Between Sternwoods, Murdocks, Potters, and Wades, one could justifiably reassert the chiastic structure that places the alienated detective in opposition to the wealthy clients' families.
But, as we have seen, if storytelling becomes a technique for both embodiment and ghosting then the way we understand history changes, becomes chiastic, and it is precisely within the language of kinship that this process occurs, rendering the two much more dependent on each other than such critical language would suggest.
Chiastic alignment is necessary whenever a given deduction is limited to the language data obtaining within an "unnatural environment".
It comes as no surprise, then, that in the following lines, wherein Clare admits to having "strange wonder" in his breast (the chiastic pairing "wondered strangley" and "strange wonder" further emphasize how the emotion seizes him), he also admits to having great fear.
2:4b, midway through a unified chiastic (mirror image) literary structure (Gen.
This crossing of intent and use is only one chiastic element that early modern scholars can recognize in relationships between archival practice and YouTube, and that our field might contribute to the nascent (excellent) anthropology of YouTube.
Taking his cue from the evidently chiastic patterning of Jones's engravings for his edition of the Rime, Thomas Dilworth has recently shown that the twentieth-century artist's invention is not without a reflex in the patterning of the poem itself.
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Less concerned with where exactly that leaves us in rethinking the broader cultural implications of Measure for Measure, Clark, after a brief (perhaps extraneous) digression into 2 Henry IV, instead takes up the proliferation of chiastic formulations throughout the play.
The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins put this paradox in an appropriately chiastic form: "a being so intimately present as God is to other things would be identified with them were it not for God's infinity or were it not for God's infinity he would not be so intimately present to things.