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Publisher: Penguin Books; Reissue edition (February 26, 2002)
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What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in universal? all of them indulged in chiasmus-a literary equipment within which notice order is reversed to hilarious or poignant impact. whilst Mae West acknowledged, "It's no longer the lads in my lifestyles, it is the lifestyles in my men," she was once utilizing chiasmus; whilst John F. Kennedy stated, "Ask now not what your state can do for you, ask what you are able to do to your country," he used to be doing an identical. Dr. Mardy Grothe has compiled thousands of examples of chiasmus during this whimsically illustrated assortment, bringing this witty and thought-provoking machine out of obscurity and into the general public mind's eye.