Collections: Grade 11-page Pg. 102 -Answers

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.

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