i am supposed to be writing a paper on global warming.
but instead im watching The Great Gatsby (the 1976, Robert Redford version)
and thinking about chiasmus.
(i also woke up thinking it was saturday)
i didn't realize until today, while trying to talk about this kind of thing with a classmate, that a lot of people dont know what a chiasmus is.
So, chiasmus comes from some greek word that means "to shape like the letter X"
it is basically a figure of speech where two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make some kind of point. There is parallelism. It's a criss cross structure. ABBA form. Geeet it?
well, this kind of thing shows up in the scriptures quite a lot  (iv'e been reading in Matthew,which provoked these thoughts)
Matthew 7:6
aGive not that which is bholy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your cpearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
or this one:
Isaiah 6:10
 10 Make the aheart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and bshut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

any way, this really has nothing to do with anything. so, happy friday...!