QA Compact: Quick Access - Parallelism, Variety, and Emphasis (Ch. 18)
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When you write words, PHRASES, or CLAUSES within a sentence to match in their grammatical forms, the result is parallelism. Parallelism serves to emphasize information or ideas in writing. The technique relates to the concept of parallel lines in geometry, lines that run alongside each other and never meet. Parallelism delivers grace, rhythm, and impact. When you write sentences of various lengths and structures within a paragraph or longer piece of writing, you create sentence variety. Working in concert with sentence variety, emphasis allows you to add weight to ideas of special importance. Using techniques of variety and emphasis adds style and clarity to your writing. Usually, the best time to apply the principles of variety and emphasis is while you are REVISING.
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