Parallelism

By Micheal Welsh

Definition

Parallelism refers to the comparison of two elements that resemble each other or thing that have equal characteristics.

Explanation

So Parallelism in poetry involves an arrangement of similar thoughts to emphasize the relationship between meanings.

Example

So to link words using parallelism we would use words like: Lazy, Merry, Sad. Then words that we come up with that links them together are: Lazy=Sluggish, Merry=Cheery, Sad=Mournful. Now think of some more examples on your own like Shoppe=Mechanics.

Parallelism in poetry.

The LAZY and SLUGGISH snake,

bit the MERRY and CHEERY little girl,

making her SAD and MOURNFUL.

Citations

"Parallelism in Poetry." Parallelism in Poetry. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.

Twist, Benjamin. "What Is Parallelism in Poetry Writing?" EHow. Demand Media, 13 July 2011. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.