Word of the Day🌄: chiasmus

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chiasmus

Rhetoric. a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases, as in “He went to the country, to the town went she.”

Chiasmus stems from the Greek word chiasmós meaning "crossing," and which in turn is formed on the root chi, the twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (X, χ). It entered English in the 1870s.

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