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Funny Chiasmus Literary Device Examples

Posted on the 17 January 2017 by Lifecoachbloggers

What is Chiasmus

The sentences, statements are reversed order repeated to produce dramatic or artistic effect
Here are few examples in the form of funny jokes that has used chiasmus rhetorical device:


  1. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well
  2. College: A place where some pursue learning and others learn pursuing.
  3. Some people love to go to movies and some people go to the movies to love.
  4. Our brain is a masterpiece, its divided into two parts left and right. In left nothing is right and in right nothing is left.
  5. Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things

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