Parallelism<br />The expression of equal ideas using similar words, phrases, or clauses.<br />
What is the point of parallelism?<br />To make an idea, powerful and memorable.<br />“We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”<br />
Understanding parallelism.<br />Parallelism usually includes words that mimic others in the sentence.<br /><ul><li>Nonep: Paleo-Indians skillfully hunted game and with diligence gathered berries.</li></ul>Para:Paleo-Indians skillfully hunted game and diligently gathered berries.<br />"Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude."(Jesse Jackson)<br />
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