Par"al*lel*ism (?), n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?
to place side by side, or parallel: cf. F.
1. The quality or state of being
2. Resemblance; correspondence;
A close parallelism of thought and
incident. T. Warton.
3. Similarity of construction or meaning of
clauses placed side by side, especially clauses expressing the same
sentiment with slight modifications, as is common in Hebrew poetry;
e. g.: --
At her feet he bowed, he fell: Judg. v.
Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.