Faulty Parallelism

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Oh there's a lot of literary

Oh there's a lot of literary devices

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 03:31
faulty parallelism

My favorite example comes from an old song from the Brooklyn Bridge: "If he really loves you more than me, maybe (your getting married) is the best thing for you, but it's the worst that could happen to me."

If you follow the pronouns as correctly parallel, the man is singing, "If that guy loves you more than he loves me, then it's better for you if he marries you."

Which gives a whole new meaning to the song, no?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:00
Still confussled

Would it be- A single shot roared across the valley, but he was still alive

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 05:14
Bart...?

It says LEAD character. Wouldnt that be Homer>
I would know. My last name is Simpson, so I watch the show

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:52
helpful

i lke it

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:03
Pomato

"Better than yours, it is," they're like.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 04:46
None of the previous comments

None of the previous comments use parallelism OR faulty parallelism correctly.

Bad: "They are laughing, not WITH ME." There is nothing for "with me" to parallel.
Good: "They are laughing AT ME, not WITH ME." The preposition and pronoun are repeated, helping the two phrases "parallel" each other.

Bad: "He liked to PLAY basketball and RIDING horses." These verbs are not in the same tense.
Good: "He liked to PLAY basketball and RIDE horses." These verbs are in the same tense.
Good: "He liked PLAYING basketball and RIDING horses." Again, same tense.

Faulty parallelism is something to be avoided.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 23:57
Thank you! this helped a lot,

Thank you! this helped a lot, but are faulty parallelisms a literary device or something to avoid?!?!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 04:42
dude....

of course they are. they gave examples of FAULTY parallelism. so congratulations, you caught onto it SOMEWHAT.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 18:00
haha

all the boys to the yard, my milkshake brings

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:58
Mmmmm!

Yoda, you must be.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:28
is it just reversed

is it just reversed

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 08:22
No.

No.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 23:57
Simple

Approve of this, Yoda does.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 19:29
Simple: Reply

lol

does, yes Yoda

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:53
Actually

Actually, "Yoda does, yes."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00

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