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Prompt #64 Parallel lines

July 21, 2011


Parallel lines

We Write Poems:  
Nicole this weeks asks us to consider using “parallelism” in our poems. She says, “You see this as a frequent device in the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew Bible. Parallelism is ‘a kind of rhyme, in which an idea is developed by the use of repetition’. There are two types of parallelism present in the Psalms: synonymous parallelism, which is two lines expressing the same idea, and antithetic parallelism, which involves two lines expressing opposite ideas.” (See her original post for examples.) Try writing a poem using one or both of these two methods of parallelism.

Thank you to Nicole Nicholson for this prompt. Read her original prompt idea (and poem) on her blog.

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  1. July 21, 2011 12:23 am

    It is a great prompt! I hope I will be able to make it in time. Good luck, everybody!

  2. July 21, 2011 9:45 am

    Just found my way to this blog and am excited, I’ll try to write and post in time

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