Language and Style: Syntax in Poetry
parallelism, parataxis, ellipsis
parallelism lines 29-30. Parataxis lines 29-31. No presence of ellipsis.
The parallelism causes repetition, which invites the reader to look at the line and its significance more closely. They sound exactly the same. Parataxis leads to a choppy reading of the poem; the short sentences lead the reader to read more quickly and affects the meter. Ellipsis makes the work conversational rather than formal and academic.