chiastic

   Principally a literary formation, characterized by an inversion of the order of words in two otherwise corresponding parallel phrases, as in the example: "She gave to the poor, to the poor gave she." (pr. ki:-ass'tik) Also see composition.

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  • chiastic — from Gk. khiastos arranged diagonally (see CHI (Cf. chi)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chiastic — /kuy as tik/, adj. Rhet. characterized by chiasmus. [1865 70; < Gk chiast(ós) diagonally arranged (see CHIASMA) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiastic — adjective Pertaining to chiasmus …   Wiktionary

  • chiastic — adj. characterized by chiasmus, containing chiasmus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chiastic — chi·as·tic …   English syllables

  • chiastic — adjective see chiasmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chiastic structure — (also called chiastic pattern or ring structure) is a literary device[1] for chiasmus applied to narrative motifs, turns of phrase, or whole passages. Various structures of chiasmus are commonly seen in ancient literature to emphasize, parallel,… …   Wikipedia

  • Chiastic Slide — Studio album by Autechre Released 17 February 1997 …   Wikipedia

  • Chiastic Slide — Album par Autechre Sortie 17 février 1997 Durée 69:53 Genre IDM Producteur Autechre Label Warp Records …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chiastic Slide — lanzado en 1997 por Warp Records, es un disco de la banda de música electrónica Autechre. Como muchos lanzamientos del sello, el álbum se encasilla generalmente dentro del IDM, sin embargo, muchos lo describen como una obra de música experimental …   Wikipedia Español


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