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  • noun Plural form of chiasm.

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  • However, the extended chiasms or inverted parallelisms Bailey identified seem more characteristic of written composition than orality, where the earlier lines are not visible, are not there to be set side-by-side with later parallels.

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  • Short chiasms are typical of orality; longer structures are not one may think of the alphabetic acrostics found in some psalms, which by virtue of the fact that they use the alphabet imply literacy.

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  • Mormon Scriptures LDS Apologists point to chiasms in the Book of Mormon as proof of it's divine nature.

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  • It fell out of use, however, and in modern times the existence of chiasms in ancient literature was only recognized by a few scholars in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  • “For me as a writer, it’s the fissures and splits, the broken, undefined images that ignite my imagination . . . but it’s not only the search, in filling the gap . . . it’s the excavation of the narratives, deep within the fissures and chiasms of our sub-conscious that are already there and most people never unearth.”

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  • The study of Old Testament chiasms has likewise begun to come of age. "

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