Antimetabole (an’-ti-me-ta’-bo-lee): Repetition of words, in successive clauses, in reverse grammatical order.
Me: Being for now is the time being. But is the time being now being?
You: Yes, for now, but not before or after.
Me: Before or after what?
You: The time being.
Me: This is pointless!
You: Yes! This is the point!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)