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Anastrophe, Antimetabole, and Chiasmus

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Transcript of Anastrophe, Antimetabole, and Chiasmus

Anastrophe, Antimetabole, and Chiasmus Oh My!

So What Does That Really Mean?
An anastrophe is simply speech that does not resemble the way that we normally speak; it almost sounds like the words are being said backwards in some cases.

a form of literary device wherein the order of the noun and the adjective in the sentence is exchanged.
Verbal pattern in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the fir but with the words in reverse grammatical order
Expression in which the grammatical structure of the first part of the sentence is reversed in the second part.
Antimetabole and Chiasmus are similar devices in which the second half of the phrase is repeated in reverse
To stress a certain point, and draw more attention to the point.
To creatively convey two different meanings in one phrase
To have the reader be more involved in what is being said by having to take the time to decipher the meaning
For entertainment in a comical sense
All three devices include "backward" speech in that the reader has to stop and think to understand the intended meaning. This makes the statement easy to remember, and stick with the listener.
Chiasmus and Antimetabole are different from Anastrophe because Anastrophe is simply inverted speech or speech that is out of order and chiasmus and antimetabole are phrases composed of two parts
Chiasmus vs. Antimetabole
All antimetaboles are examples of chiasmus, but not all chiasmuses are examples of antimetaboles.
The main difference between the two is that antimetabole will reverse the EXACT SAME words in the sentence, while chiasmus will reverse grammatical structure, not necessarily with the same words.
derived from a Greek word which means “turning about”. It is a literary term or device that involves repeating a phrase in reverse order.
Antimetabole (anti‐me‐tab‐oli)
“Eat to live, not live to eat.”- Socrates
Interesting, grammar is. -No one, ever.

But O, what damned minutes tells he o'er
Who dotes, yet doubts; suspects, yet strong loves.
—Shakespeare, Othello 3.3
Works Cited
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
-- John. F. Kennedy
No sleep due to stress or no stress due to sleep.
Confidently he presented the lecture and we took notes skeptically.
“Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.” -- Yoda
"Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer."
--Winston Churchill
Into the rain ran the cat; The dog followed into the darkness.
Activity Land!
Who Said That?
"Nobody every plans to fail, but many people plan to fail."
“You stood up for America, now America must stand up for you.”
“One for all and all for one!”
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
“Now, this is not the end. No, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing
"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant."
"With mind on my money and money on my mind."
"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great."

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