He or she may have heard of alliteration, onomatopoeia, metonymy, synecdoche, and chiasmus .
One such description occurs in the opening lines of the poem as Milton joins two rhetorical devices, chiasmus and paradox, to declare his subject.
The chiasmus points to how the questions function as quasi-incantations rather than genuine queries needing answers.
Ovid's chiasmus is a rhetorical picture of the lovers being pulled apart.
This is one of the better examples of Dowdian wordplay, as the throwaway ‘or vice versa’ cleverly suggests an absurd chiasmus .
An analysis of this speech reveals that the student used varied repetition strategies, including anaphora, antithesis, chiasmus , and parallelism.
Rather, there is a chiastic relationship between Pascal and Goethe.
When considered with the proper narrative boundaries, the chiastic structure of this text emerges and the author's intent becomes clear.
It would appear that verses 1-11 of Zechariah 14 are expressed as a chiastic structure with verses 6 and 7 being the turning point.
A series of chiastic inversions mark the last three lines.