Examples of Antimetabole: "You must learn to master your rage, or your rage will become your master." - The Sphinx, Mystery Men (I'm not sure if this quote is exact from the movie, but it serves the point.)

"... ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - JFK, "Inaugural Address"

An`ti*me*tab"o*le (#), n. [L., fr. Gr. .] Rhet.

A figure in which the same words or ideas are repeated in transposed order.

 

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