|| from Gk. para, "beside" and
Also sp. paromoeosis
Parallelism of sound between the words of adjacent clauses
whose lengths are equal or approximate to one another. The combination
of isocolon and assonance.
In the following couplet, each line is
of equal length (iambic pentameter), and the parallel assonance has been
In granite tombs, on walls of silent stone,
With frantic runes, where falls the sharpened bone...