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  • noun Plural form of chiasmus.


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  • Corngold's finding — "A literary history including Nietzsche and Kafka halts before the interminable reversal, the unstable chiasm, indwelling their positions" — was accompanied by a further bow to de Man, who had given him the idea of sniffing out "chiasmi" in the first place (p. 163).

    'Kafka Up Close': An Exchange Corngold, Stanley 2005

  • Bahti notes that the poem's chiasmi of repeating words can be noticed even by a reader who doesn't know

    Seeing Is Reading 2005

  • In "Kant and Schiller," de Man shows how Schiller's sublime forms a symmetrical set of chiasmi that allows for safe travel in the universe.

    Seeing Is Reading 2005

  • Because you've still got to get through the bravura double chiasmi of "interstate commerce" and

    Libertarian Blog Place Various Libertarian Bloggers 2010


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