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  • Chiasmus
  •  
  • Try the X technique. . .
    • One way to recognize a chiasmus is by writing the two clauses and drawing an x between the key words.
    • " Love makes time pass,
    • X time makes love pass.
  • Example
    • "Fair is foul,
    • X
    • and foul is fair." William Shakespeare
  • Example
    • “ Never let a fool kiss you or
    • X
    • a kiss fool you”
  • Another example
    • "I have taken more out of alcohol
    • X
    • than alcohol has taken out of me.”
    • Winston Churchill
  • Non examples
    • “ The man who misses all the fun is he who says, ’It can’t be done’” Anonymous
    • “ I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” Abraham Lincoln
    • “ We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde
  • Which are examples of chiasmus?
    • 1. “I meant what I said
    • and I said what I meant”
    • 2. “It’s not the men in my life
    • it’s the life in my men”
    • 3. “Wish not so much to live long
    • But to live well”
    • 4. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
  • Answers
    • Example 1 from Dr. Suess is a chiasmus.
    • Example 2 from Mae West is a chiasmus.
    • Example 3 from Ben Franklin is not a chiasmus.
    • Example 4 from Mark Twain is not a chiasmus.
  • Works Cited
    • Drmardy.com. 2008. Ed. Mardy Grothe 2008. 22 October 2008. < http://www.drmardy.com/chiasmus/neverletafoolkissyou.shtml >.
    • Nordquist, Richard. “Chiasmus.” About.com 22 October 2008. < http://grammar.about.com/od/c/g/chiasmusterm.htm >.
    • Quotes Daddy. 2008. Quotes Daddy. 22 October 2008. http://www.quotesdaddy.com/ >.