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Paris Hilton Catches Chiasmus

by | 30th, June 2007

parishilton_mugshot.jpgQuote: “Don’t serve the time; let the time serve you.” Paris Hilton

Figure of Speech: chiasmus (key-AS-mus), the criss-cross figure. From the Greek word for the letter “X.”

“God makes everything happen for a reason,” Paris told Larry King before celebrating her freedom at a Las Vegas disco. Apparently, the good Lord didn’t want to punish her for driving drunk with a suspended license. He wanted Paris to spend three weeks in jail “as a journey to figure out myself.”

The martyr-like heiress offered stir-induced wisdom in a marvelous chiasmus, a figure that utters a phrase or clause and then plays it backward. Paris’s chiasmus is positively Shakespearean. (“I wasted time, and now time doth waste me,” said the Bard.)

Figaro is now, like, totally hot for Hilton. Figuratively speaking.

Snappy Answer: “It’s like room service, only with time.”



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