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Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You
Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You Mardy Grothe 0142000574 9780142000571 What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hi
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Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You by Mardy Grothe

What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hilarious or poignant effect. When Mae West said, Its not the men in my life, its the life in my men, she was using chiasmus; when John F. Kennedy said, Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country, he was doing the same. Dr. Mardy Grothe has compiled hundreds of examples of chiasmus in this whimsically illustrated collection, bringing this witty and thought-provoking device out of obscurity and into the public imagination. There is plenty of delight in this overdue collection. (Houston Chronicle

Author: Mardy Grothe

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 126

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2002-02-26

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