Chiasmus

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Example:

Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 02:07
It's not size of the dog in

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

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 20:27
example?

She doen't love them and leave them, she just leaves when she loves them.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 20:34
Example?

You like me, and I, like you, like me.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 23:23
Is "Better be late, Mister,

Is "Better be late, Mister, than a late mister." an example of this?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:22
"better be late, mister, than a late mister"

No, Chiasmuses (?) usually have a clever way of rearranging the next part of the sentence to reflect the first.

Eg. You can take the girl out of Arizona, but you can't take the Arizona out of the girl" and phrases like this are good examples. There are also numerous examples of chiasmus in the Bible. :)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 04:29
chiasmus

Its better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 22:16
chiasmus or antithesis

You can tale a horse to the stream but u cannot force the horse to drink.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:27

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