Chiasmus

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Here's a good one for animals!

You can take the animal out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the animal.

Basically meaning that no matter how much we domesticate animals, they will always have their primal instincts.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:14
Is this Chiasmus

It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:49
Yes, this would be considered

Yes, this would be considered a good example of chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:25
"unwilling lover alongside

"unwilling lover alongside lover all too willing" -Odyssey, Book 5, line 172

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 16:52
is this a chiasmus?

Roza was stolen by a man who looked like everyone and no one at all.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/14/2016 - 06:27
Antithesis

I think that's closer to antithesis.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/24/2016 - 18:07
For Future Reference

No, this is an example of oxymoron, not chiasmus.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/28/2016 - 06:39
The example is fine,

An oxymoron consists of words next to each other that appear to be contradictory, but contain a concealed point.

Stuff like:

pretty ugly
even odds
awful good
deafening silence

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 18:26
Is this?

Don't talk about what you see rather talk about what you want to see.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 23:28
Is this one?

Life can be taken but cannot be given.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 23:17
Sounds like Yoda

Sounds like Yoda

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:12
"You're not who you think you

"You're not who you think you are, but what you think, You are."
Wayne Dyer's always saying that.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:24
chiasmus

What about I need it and it needs me

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 01:53
what about i need it................

that is actually a quite interesting chiasmus. it works

nice touch!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:23
Chiasmus

U can take food a way from me but you can't take me away from food

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 21:21
This is

This a big dog:a big dog is this

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 03:48
Not necesarrily

Not necesarrily

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 21:30
i have a sole of a lover but

i have a sole of a lover but don't know what love is
is this an example of a chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 01:18
Lover's soul

I think a nicer one is:

I possess the soul of a lover for my lover's soul is mine.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:16
Chiasmus

We are not what we eat but what we eat, we are

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:06
Is this a chiamus?

"The years to come seemed a waste of breath. A waste of breath the years behind"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:21
Yes

Yes, this is a Chiamus.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:13
eat to live don't live to eat

eat to live don't live to eat

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:12
Yoda would also a good

Yoda would also a good example

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 19:29
Is this a chiasmus? Please help.

"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."
Is this a chiasmus? If not, what is it then?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:47
It is an antithesis

It is an antithesis

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 09:10
You could say it's a Paradox

You could say it's a Paradox depending on the context or use antithesis i would say. I could be wrong but thats where id head :)

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 13:34
its not a chiasmus its jst a phrase with two opposing sides and

its just a phrase with two opposing sides and your opinion

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:25
no. it is nothing.

no. it is nothing.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:40
Nicholas Ferinde

In Soviet Russia, Comment write YOU!!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:12
ThatGuyWithTheFace

We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:34
Chiasmus by Balovera

You can take a man out of a Kenyan village, but you cannot take the Kenyan village out of him.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:36
Definitely!!! Ati Kenyan

Definitely!!! Ati Kenyan village

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:49
what about this?

you can live only once, but cannot only live once

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:08
Yes

Yes I think so :)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:37
Help

Would "I forgot all their last names first and their first names last" be an example of this? If not could you steer me in the right direction for that quote?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:54
fracking

"What promises to be a golden age of free energy could well be a future
in a gilded cage of carbon increase".
"We are not saying it will be a golden age for humanity but a golden age for gas"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:17
chiasmus

[about a politician] He should put less fire in his speech and more of his speech in the fire.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:02
sound like today politician

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:42
excellent and memorable

excellent and memorable example

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:32
My friends used to find a

My friends used to find a clique. Now I click to find my friends.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:57
i dont think that is a chismus

(My friends used to find a clique. Now I click to find my friends.) is just a pun, whereby two or more words have same pronunciation but different meaning or spellings.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 01:16
Stuff

Right, 'tis only a play on the homophonous nature of the words.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 04:18
Example

All that glitters is not gold. And all gold doesn't glitter right away. Sometimes it needs polishing.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 06:23
Think A B B A

I remember this lit tech by referring it to ABBA and rainbow.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/01/2013 - 06:57
is this?

It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 03:37
I'm aware this isn't 'exactly' correct.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:36
Give credit where credit is due

That line is from Tom Waits. People always quote it, and he never gets credit.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:34
That would be spoonerism.

That would be spoonerism. That made my day, however; I've never heard anyone besides myself say that! I feel so connected now. Yay.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 03:02
Your Chiasmus

That is hilarious. A type of pun-chiasmus. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 06:47

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