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Criteria for Identifying the Presence of Chiasmus
TitleCriteria for Identifying the Presence of Chiasmus
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsWelch, John W.
InstitutionFARMS
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsChiasmus; Parallelism
Abstract

John Welch argues that all possible chiasms are not equal. It is necessary for commentators on the Bible and other texts to recognize that degrees of chiasticity exist from one text to the next. To further that end, Welch proposes fifteen criteria for appraising examples of chiasmus in literature.

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