Parallelism Examples Examine the following quotes. Explain how

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Parallelism Examples
Examine the following quotes. Explain how they employ parallelism. What effect does this have?
"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)
"He's quite a man with the girls. They say he's closed the eyes of many a man and opened the eyes of many a
woman." (Telegraph operator to Penny Worth in Angel and the Badman, 1947)
"Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun."
(slogan of Kentucky Fried Chicken)
"O well for the fisherman's boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay!"
(Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Break, Break, Break," 1842)
"Our transportation crisis will be solved by a bigger plane or a wider road, mental illness with a pill, poverty
with a law, slums with a bulldozer, urban conflict with a gas, racism with a goodwill gesture."
(Philip Slater, The Pursuit of Loneliness)
Parallelism Examples
Examine the following quotes. Explain how they employ parallelism. What effect does this have?
"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)
"He's quite a man with the girls. They say he's closed the eyes of many a man and opened the eyes of many a
woman." (Telegraph operator to Penny Worth in Angel and the Badman, 1947)
"Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun."
(slogan of Kentucky Fried Chicken)
"O well for the fisherman's boy,
That he shouts with his sister at play!
O well for the sailor lad,
That he sings in his boat on the bay!"
(Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Break, Break, Break," 1842)
"Our transportation crisis will be solved by a bigger plane or a wider road, mental illness with a pill, poverty
with a law, slums with a bulldozer, urban conflict with a gas, racism with a goodwill gesture."
(Philip Slater, The Pursuit of Loneliness)
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