Isocolon (i-so-co’-lon): A series of similarly structured elements having the same length. A kind of parallelism.

He was drunk. He was angry. He was driving. His pants were wet and he was yelling out the car’s window: “I am the eight ball. You are the wallpaper. Coo coo. Hoo hoo.” He ran over a stop sign, stopped and got out of the car. The stop sign had snapped off at the base and he picked it up. Holding it in front of him he staggered down the sidewalk singing “Stop in the name of love before you burn my tart.” His wet pants fell down, he tripped, and his head made a hollow thudding sound as it hit the concrete. He looked dead.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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