Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sentence 9

His sentence:

The grief, surely it's the grief.

From: Star Trek Deep Space Nine Unity, by S.D. Perry

A Chiasmus is used to show that the grief is what is causing the pain.

My Sentence:

The irony, o the irony.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chiasmus uses this structure ABBA--repeating the words in a phrase or clause in reverse word order. For example: Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.

The model sentence you've given would not be chiasmus.