BYU Studies, chiasmus, truth
Chiasmus is an ancient inverted-parallel literary form that states a number of literary elements and then restates these elements in reverse order. For example, Matt 10:39 is a simple two-element chiasm:
Edwards, Boyd R.
"Truth or Cherry Picking: A Statistical Approach to Chiastic Intentionality,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59:
5, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss5/16