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parallel or symbol

Beginning literature students often write sentences like this: “He usesthe rose as a parallel for her beauty” when they mean “a symbol of herbeauty.” If you are taking a literature class, it’s good to master thedistinctions between several related terms relating to symbolism. Aneagle clutching a bundle of arrows and an olive branch is a symbol ofthe US government in war and peace.Students often misuse the word “analogy” in the same way. An analogy hasto be specifically spelled out by the writer, not simply referred to:“My mother’s attempts to find her keys in the morning were like earlyexpeditions to the South Pole: prolonged and mostly futile.”A metaphor is a kind of symbolism common in literature. When Shakespearewrites “That time of year thou mayst in me behold/When yellow leaves, ornone, or few, do hang/Upon those boughs which shake against the cold” heis comparing his aging self to a tree in late autumn, perhaps evenspecifically suggesting that he is going bald by referring to the treeshedding its leaves

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  • n  something having the property of being analogous to something else
  • n  an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  • n  (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
    parallels never meet
  • v  be parallel to
    Their roles are paralleled by ours
  • v  make or place parallel to something
    They paralleled the ditch to the highway
  • v  duplicate or match
  • a  being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
    parallel lines never converge
    concentric circles are parallel
    dancers in two parallel rows
  • s  of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
    parallel processing

  • n  an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  • n  something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    the eagle is a symbol of the United States
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