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It's not an antimetabole. I think it's more of an anaphora.


Antimetabole is when a phrase in the first part of a sentence is turned around in the second part. For instance, I can say:

If you love to live, you live to love.


In our question, we don't have an antimetabole structure. So what do we have? I think it's more like an anaphora, which is the repetition of the first part of a phrase to achieve an artistic effect. For instance, I can say:

I struggle to wake up in the morning and I struggle to get around for the day. I struggle to get to work on time and I struggle to get through the day. Thank goodness I have no trouble sleeping.



In modern American English, "hanged" is only used when referring to death by hanging, whereas "hung" is used as the general past tense of "hang".


While some people still use both words interchangeably, a majority of modern grammar and style professionals insist that "hung" is the appropriate general past tense of "hang", whereas "hanged" is only used when referring to death by hanging (in either a murder or suicide sense).

A good way to remember this is using a short mnemonic device:
"Curtains are hung, but people are hanged."

I can't think of another example of a verb similar to this; most past-tense differences occur between British and American English (learnt vs. learned, for instance).


The gap between the very rich and the very poor. and the radicalization of the opposition.


The two cities in the Tale of Two Cities the two cities are both Paris.
The one city is the poor living in the same city as the rich.

In America the poor are becoming more and more dependent on welfare and being trapped in property just as the poor in France were locked into property by law and custom.

The Jacobites in France viewed the rich and anyone who opposed them as evil. Religious people were declared as enemies of the people. People were executed their heads were cut off by the thousands. Any one with connections to the rich nobility,or religious class were killed or jailed.

In a America political correctness views the opposition as evil. Being rich is viewed as being immoral. People whose religious views are seen as being opposed to "social justice" are condemned.

The lack of a middle class in France led to social degeneration and chaos. The loss of the middle class in America is leading to social degeneration and increasing division in American society.


One fish, Two fish
Red fish, blue fish - Dr. Seuss #cacophony#


Use of cacophony results in repeated hard (clacking) sounds which set up a rhythmic beat that can be heard in the listening or experienced in the reading of poems utilizing the stylization.
You cannot read the poem without being caught up in the beat.

This type of poem would be used to describe or incite action, as opposed to a lullaby which would have the opposite effect.


It is like comparing the third floor to the fourth


Syntax is the study of sentence structure while semantics is the study of meaning
Syntax deals with sentences while semantics deals with utterances
Syntax is a lower level of language than Semantics as Syntax deals with structure
Syntax concerns itself with clauses, phrases and how they patterned whereas Semantics tackles logical relationships like homonymy, synonymy, antonymy...etc
Syntax can be fed into a software like parsers while semantics is almost impossible-so far- to be automated


The storm has been pounding the town since last night.


The predicate gives information on the subject. The subject here is the storm because it is the one being talked about. The one doing the "talked about" part is the predicate.

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