Monday, April 25, 2011

Chiasmus

This is the place to post your chiasmus based on Ralph Waldo Emerson's chiasmi.
In rhetoric, chiasmus (from the Greek: χιάζω, chiázō, "to shape like the letter Χ") is the figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the clauses display inverted parallelism. Chiasmus was particularly popular both in Greek and in Latin literature, where it was used to articulate balance or order within a text. As a popular example, the Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible also contain many long and complex chiasmi.

7 comments:

MJCG said...

"There is no lonelier crowd than a crowd made up of lonely individuals"

Katherine Aguilar
Marlon Castro

andrea said...

Thoughts are weapons
but not all weapons are made with thoughts.

Andrea Lasso de la Vega
Angélica Mora

Clau Marín said...

If you try to absorb all the knowledge,
at the ende all the knowledge will absorb you.

Claudia Marín
Nelson Guillén

diesca said...

If you want to ge in, you have to be out.

Beatriz Ledezma
Carolina Díaz

Nestor said...

"While we travel around the world, a whole world travels inside ourselves"

Ana Lucía Chaves
Néstor Peña

diegoalonsor5 said...

If you judge to victimize others,
do not victimize yourself when others judge you.

Maricela Jácamo
Diego Romero

irz@ said...

"Real beauty is on the inside
but the inside is not always beautiful."

Azriel Perez
Kriste Arguedas