In rhetoric, chiasmus also known as chiasm is a figure of speech wherein words, concepts or grammatical constructions are repeated in reversed order without repeating the words themselves. In this literary device, the phrases or causes present inverted parallelism which balances phrases bearing similar but not identical meanings. It is good to avoid confusing chiasmus with antimetabole, which is a subtype of this figure which also implicates a reversal of.. Read More