Antimetaboles: Sometimes You Eat the Bear

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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Antimetaboles: Sometimes You Eat the Bear

Tuesday, 24 November

Friedrich Nietzsche once observed that if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. That’s an antimetabole, a transposed repetition of words in successive clauses. It’s an ABBA configuration that seems to resonate with meaning, but why? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe gaze into the linguistic abyss once more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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