Is it epanalepsis or antimetabole?

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Antanaclasis. Review the examples shown here:



It's part Antanaclasis, but that is nested within an overarching chiasmus structure. a,b,b,a, usually in an antithetical pairing. An example is found in Leapor's 'An Essay on Woman':

Despised, if ugly; if she's fair, betrayed.

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