BYU Studies, Chiasmus, murder
The truth be known, murder is an ugly, awful subject. Even when packaged in beautifully crafted literature, first-degree homicide is to be universally assailed as vile, horrible, and most terrible. Murder is disruptive to the very fabric of human life. It instills in the community anxieties, horror, fear, chaos, vengeance, and blood feuds. It throws the normal boundaries of human powers in the world into personal turmoil, into metaphysical uncertainty, and into cosmic imbalance.
Welch, John W.
"Narrating Homicide Chiastically,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59:
5, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss5/9