What is the purpose of chiasmus?

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I think it has several connected purposes...

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As a self confessed fan of chiasmus, I think it has several purposes:

  • To give structure and poetic form, making text more digestible and memorable.

  • To set the scene and draw the reader from where they are into the core, from the outer courts into the inner courts.

  • To protect the essential core at the heart of the chiasmus and draw attention to it.

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