Saturday, April 12, 2014

antimetabole

In rhetoric, antimetabole is the repetition of words in successive clauses, but in transposed grammatical order (e.g., "I know what I like, and I like what I know"). It is similar to chiasmus although chiasmus does not use repetition of the same words or phrases.

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

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