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Blurb – Why do I do this?



That’s a good question.  Doing a blog like this does take some time and effort.  E.g., research.  It’s work.

I suppose there’s a number of reasons I do it:

1).  I like to think that by discovering a chiasmus, where a chiasmus exists, a person is getting closer to the mind of the original author.  I like that idea.  I like the idea of ‘getting into the authors head’.  Getting to his original intent.  His original vision.  Seeing – if you will – how he/she was thinking. 

2).  I like the beauty of chiasmi.  I find it aesthetically pleasing – just as, I’m sure, they did.  …  It’s nice stuff.  It’s artful.

3).  I like the process of discovery.  Looking for clues; working them through; finding the patterns.  It can be a bit of a challenge and I like that.

4).  I hope that others might find at least some of this pleasing and helpful. 



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