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How would Joseph Smith manage to use conceptual parallels rather than repeated words in chiasmus?

One particularly interesting example of chiasmus is found in Mosiah 3:18–19:

A. but men drink damnation to their own souls except they humble themselves

B. and become as little children,

C. and believe that salvation was, and is, and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.

D. For the natural man

E. is an enemy to God,

F. and has been from the fall of Adam,                                                                           

F. and will be, forever and ever,

E. unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit,

D. and putteth off the natural man

C. and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord,

B. and becometh as a child,

A. submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love

This chiasm makes use of conceptual parallels rather than simply repeating words in a particular order, namely:

If it would have been difficult for Joseph to have dictated chiasmus, how much more difficult would it be to not even repeat the words?


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