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Antimetabole

A verbal pattern in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first but with the words reversed.

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Figurative Language and Thought
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Song of Myself
a. assonance b. consonance c.
Civil Disobedience
a. antimetabole b. asyndeton c.

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Antimetabole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In rhetoric, antimetabole is the repetition of words in successive clauses, but in transposed grammatical order (e.g., "I know what I like, and I like what I know").
Rhetorical Figures in Sound: Antimetabole
antimetabole--definition and examples of antimetabole
A verbal pattern in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first but with the words reversed.
antimetabole
The hottest rhetorical device of campaign 2008. - By Juliet Lapidos
Sep 12, 2008 Antimetabole is often mislabeled as chiasmus, a related but different rhetorical device.

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