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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.


I’m going to keep my mind open.

It’s a very foolproof strategy for coping.

Your mind is flooded with a torrent of flowing thought.

So much spilling through your head you can’t even talk.

Your mind has fragmented into flashing mirrors and colored smoke.

You’re done! You’ve coped! Have a snack, tell a joke.

I followed this plan for years. I think you can call it avoidance! You become so confused with all the thoughts filling your head that you actually forget that anything’s bothering you. I found it to be an excellent way to free myself of anxiety. But then, I started having anxiety about how I coped with my anxiety. At that point I realized there is no way to rid yourself of anxiety. Of course, it’s all the future’s fault. The future is the soul of worry. It hasn’t come yet and it is shrouded in hope and fear—we don’t know how it will come—guns blazing, or hugs and kisses. Anyway, maybe the best way to cope is to juggle.


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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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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.

I am fixed on happiness.

I never move, I guess.

The wind blows.

The weed grows.

I don’t care.

But au contraire.

There’s trouble nonetheless.

No trouble, no happiness.

The sun breaks through a dismal sky

Beaming pleasure like a lullaby.

You get sick. You get well.

Your medicine delivers you from hell.

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

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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.

I have my ups.

I have my downs.

I have my dance.

I have my gowns.

Time is not so short.

I need to always show.

If there’s a bright way;

If there’s a long while.

That will lift my spirit.

If my spirit will permit it.

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

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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.

I look out my hard frosted window.

I take my eyes to the soft darkening glow.

I watch the tinted crust of weeks-old snow.

No man. No husband. No father. No lover. No daughter. No son.

Empty. Untrodden. Pristine. Untouched. He will not come.

What is done, is done.

I am a widow gouged by my loss.

You are the “grateful nation”

who “appreciate my husband’s service”

and see his death as a warranted cost.

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

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.

How many  hearts are torn and broken?

How many hearths mourn the forsaken?

Salty tears. Empty chairs. Absence. Conscience.

The whole world cares.

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

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.

Today we headed back to good old New Jersey–back to the place we love.

We went to the West Coast just to see–to decide if we should move.

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