From: Jonathan Robie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 08 1999 - 14:44:44 EST
At 11:09 AM 2/8/99 PST, George Blaisdell wrote:
>It is an approach that holds promise, and certainly would not, imho,
>constitute 'proof' [by chiasm]. Earlier discussion on b-greek seemed to
>indicate that it very well may have been a fundamental characteristic of
>thought of predominantly non-literate cultures, because of its mnemonic
>and rhetorical capability.
That is to say, chiasm is a figure of speech. Like other figures of speech,
it is useful as a mnemonic and as a rhetorical device. For perspective,
think of other figures of speech such as metaphor, paradox, simile,
parallelism, etc., and think of chiasm as *one* of these many figures of
speech that may be used.
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