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Unformatted text preview:exaggerate the sense of terror within the reader. Another time when parallelism is used is when the reader reads "[t]he horror of this straight dark prison is increased by its awful stench." When Joyce uses these words to describe the gloomy, awful smelling prison, he grouped the words together to add a sense of rhythm in the piece. By using parallelism Joyce also added emphasis to the words in order to exaggerate the dullness and foul smell of Hell. By using parallelism, the excerpt had a greatly more powerful meaning behind it. The grouping the words together like he did it added a great sense of rhythm and emphasis behind the words that greatly improved his writing.