For those who may think we are talking about chiasm, the Tree-of-Life pattern is not the same thing. They look different and serve different functions. You can view the difference by clicking on the "Chiasm" button.
The Tree-of-Life pattern serves both the first ten verses of 1 Nephi of either the Missouri or Utah edition. On the other hand, words culled from 1 Nephi 1:1-2, Missouri edition or 1 Nephi 1:1-3, Utah edition provide our example for this chiasm. The chiasm turns on the word learning. The dotted lines denote only the flow of the chiasm and are not part of the chiasm itself.