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Hi,
I'm writing an essay on Frank O'Hara's 'Having a Coke with you', and I was wondering if there's a term to describe what happens in this line:

"partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt"

Essentially, I want to say that it creates a kind of subverted mirror image/parallel of meaning in the line (I'm not explaining it well at all), as "my" goes to "you" and a powerful justification for why he loves his partner is exchanged for a more mundane one.

Thanks in advance!
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I think it's called chiasmus
https://examples.yourdictionary.com/...-examples.html

But your description was also good, that the structure of the sentence has two parallel halves mirroring each other where the meaning/ structure is subverted. you could also think of the effects of this undercutting, of the powerful to the everyday. going from "love" to "yogurt" is quite a shift
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Have a look around here: http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms.html :rambo:
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