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What is technique is used in "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past", and what effect does that have
 

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In general, you should stray away from advanced techniques like antimetabole as a lot of markers do not even know what that is and will ignore it
I kind of think the opposite... if you use a weird or unique technique the marker probs won't know what it is and you'll get away with it even if it's wrong
 

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btw aphorism could be used for this one- a general truth
 

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Parallelism?

Or you could talk about the way an abstract concept like 'the past' is being given object-like qualities through the use of proprietary language
So 'the past' is no longer intangible and plural, its just one object that can be controlled and owned
 
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whats the technique in, 'i am out of breath in this fond chase' in response to a lovers journey?
 

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whats the technique in, 'i am out of breath in this fond chase' in response to a lovers journey?
Assuming its not a literal chase...then I guess a metaphor. Likening a romantic pursuit to a physical pursuit, which suggests the pain and effort associated with the emotional game of love.
 

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chiasmus is AB-BA, antimetabole is AB-BC
I don't think it's either chiasmus or antimetabole, I think it's something called epanalepsis - with the repetition of "control....past". It's a bit of a difficult one and combines a lot of techniques. And to add to the advanced technique discussion, I definitely think it's best to use advanced techniques – as long as you understand what they are and their effect on the text's meaning:)
 

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What is technique is used in "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past", and what effect does that have
oxymoron creates a paradox !! alludes to doublethink
 

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