Chiasmus

 

‘If it is true that soulmates should forever, always remain  happy together.

Likewise,forever, together, is a long time for soulmates to remain happy together.’

DAISY WILLOWS

*EPIC GRINGE* but  I have hit publish..  How did I do?

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Definitions for chiasmus

  1. 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.”

Citations for chiasmus

What Phillips likes best, however, is wordplay. Inversion, circumlocution, alliteration, assonance, chiasmus, paradox: there’s nothing he doesn’t go in for. “The unexamined life is surely worth living, but is the unlived life worth examining?”Joan Acocella, “This Is Your Life,” The New Yorker, February 25, 2013

One well-known example of chiasmus is Quintillian’s purported phrase “one does not (a) live to (b) eat; one (b) eats to (a) live.” … Other examples are Mae West’s “it’s not the men in my life [that matter], it’s the life in my men.” And then there is President John F. Kennedy’s famous phrase, “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”Joyce O. Lowrie, Sightings: Mirrors in Texts — Texts in Mirrors, 200

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About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

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  1. Wow I learnt a new word today!! Yayy 😀 😀 Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  2. words like jai guru and knacklepflerg ring true tho they do not exsist willow

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  3. Does “Some people see things as they are and ask why, I see things as they could be and ask why not?” count?

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  4. My brain hurts trying to come up with something

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  5. Oooh I learned this in my Latin class, so here’s some original chiasmus from Catullus:
    “Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, requiris? Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.”
    I love and I hate. Why do I do this, you ask? I do not know, but I feel it happening, and I am tortured”.

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    • Hi that is a beautiful one. You win hands down. I studied a module of myth in the Greek and Roman worlds in uni . Ovid’s metamorphoses is pretty genius!

      I can’t beat you on Latin. You are just a tad genius minded to be able to read Latin.
      Carpe Diem! ha ha – guess who is the Alpha in this and who is the Omega ? ha ha! I think you get both roles!

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  6. Fun! I am a lover of words. Don’t rain on my parade. Parade don’t rain on me.

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  7. Too big for my brain. I need another coffee first.

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  8. run.rabbit.RUN

    “It’s not the way the fan hits the shit that I’m proud of, it’s the way I fan that shit!!” haha. That is my contribution of chiasmus 🙂 xxx from the running rabbit who reverse ran away from your wordplay challenge gauntlet! Lottie loves ya babe xxx Interesting post here 🙂 I might try and integrate chiasmus more into my book in the soC paragraphs at the start of each chapter-love it! I don’t know much about the English Language, but maybe now I’m writing my debut book I should maybe try and learn more!! Can you be my teacher MA creative writing preacher. Answer me in chiasmus format otherwise I won’t read it haha 🙂 X

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    • It comes so easy to you ,Lottie. So ,not fair – totes sulking at the mo 😦 -I think you have an ace idea. I am starting to panic about this whole MA thing. I did with my BA.
      To teach intellectually must come from the heart, likewise our intellect must heart -ully want to teach intellectually. .. this sucks!

      Why is this so hard for me?

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      • oh wait take out take out the last word – intellectually and it may make more sense???? ha ha!

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      • run.rabbit.RUN

        I have not a moment’s worry about your success, because I see it u folding. I am spiritually awakened and get strong senses about people. Some people I worry about, others I don’t. I don’t worry one second about you-your creative journey is unfolding just as it should. Mmmm, as to why you find things hard I will have to meditate on that and get back to you 🙂 I shall do that once I’ve finished the poem I’ve written. I’ve reinvented a new genre “shit poetry” haha 🙂 I publish them because I enjoy writing, and enjoyment of writing is at the heart of great writing. Anxiety stifles and diminishes creative output. I do think meds dull your senses too, I have noticed I write easier now I’m less medicated. Once I can readjust to this new normal I’ll be ok. Not suggesting you reduce your though, I’m no psychiatrist. Spirituality has helped me get into different zones of thought so I’m not so “in my head”. Your mind rules, which eclipses your heart. This may be bollocks, I’m writing not editing then just clicking send. I don’t know where my bollocks comes from but I produce it with ease ;0 haha 🙂 xxx don’t sulk, you’re amazing xxx

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      • run.rabbit.RUN

        PS. Sorry if that sounded invalidating of your feelings. Your writing has helped me so much, I’ve learned loads from you xxx

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      • I don’t tend to edit either unless it is being graded 🙂 . Your faith in me is astonishing. I will get there in time with the pills. Just not today – ha ha! pharmaceutical companies are the biggest drug cartels in the world. It makes heroin/ cocaine look relatively pure. Well, it is pure before people get involved – ha ha! love ya loads. Now-gots to get off here. Be back laters lovely xxx

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  9. Delightful word. Extremely useful in effective rhetoric…. Yes! Excellent illustration of yours….. Hugs! ❤

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