Antimetabole: Definition & Examples


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In Greek, antimetabole used to mean…

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1. Antimetabole is a specialized type of what?

2. Antimetabole is distinct from chiasmus because it also…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the uses of antimetabole as a rhetorical device. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the Greek meaning of antimetabole and its distinct characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What antimetabole used to mean in Greek
  • What other device antimetabole is a specialized type of
  • The primary difference between antimetabole and chiasmus
  • The characteristics that make antimetabole so effective
  • The grammatical structures affected by antimetabole

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as antimetabole
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on antimetabole
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the effectiveness of this rhetorical device and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how antimetabole affects grammatical structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effectiveness that comes with using antimetabole, review the corresponding lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define antimetabole
  • Understand how antimetabole relates to chiasmus
  • Differentiate between stressed and weak syllables
  • Explore examples of antimetabole from famous speakers
  • Recognize that antimetabole may be used for different purposes