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Parabola

Parabola (par-ab’-o-la): The explicit drawing of a parallel between two essentially dissimilar things, especially with a moral or didactic purpose. A parable.

A lone tree standing in an open field may attract lightning.

A person without peers may likewise invite destruction.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).