Parallelism and antithesis

Parallelism and antithesis - Rhetorical Elements:...

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Rhetorical Elements: Parallelism and Antithesis Parallelism: Elements of EQUAL IMPORTANCE ARE BALANCED. The sentence construction is balanced by commas, or number of syllables, or same parts of speech, etc. There is a definite pattern in the sentence structure or syntax. Ex: “…a government for the people, of the people, and by the people.” Purpose of parallelism: Makes it easier for the reader to focus on the message. It creates a visual of equal importance . The use of commas and coordinating conjunctions (and, or , but, yet, so) often help establish parallelism. All rhetorical elements are used to persuade people. Example with parallelism = Open your book. Read the text. Highlight the elements. We can see the problem; we can find a solution. Paris is famous for its history, its culture, and its restaurants. I recommend listening to your parents, completing your school work and going to college. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests, and teach us
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Ceder during the Spring '09 term at Case Western.

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