Daily Archives: July 8, 2021

Paromoiosis

Paromoiosis (par-o-moy-o’-sis): Parallelism of sound between the words of adjacent clauses whose lengths are equal or approximate to one another. The combination of isocolon and assonance.


Time’s passing cuts up my life

With the stained blade of strife

Dulled by hope, apathy, mania, and fear

It’s painful drag makes me a seer

I see the inevitable future with total certainty, but I don’t know when

Time will stop inside my head and they’ll bury me in the glen


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

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