Chiasmus

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Chiasmus

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

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