isocolon isocolon
 i-so-co'-lon from Gk. isos, "equal" and kolon, "member"
compar, conpar, parison
the figure of even

A series of similarly structured elements having the same length. A kind of parallelism.
  Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)

Note: This example also demonstrates asyndeton, tricolon, and (in the Latin), alliteration and homoioptoton.

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See Also
  Sources: Ad Herennium 4.20.27 ("conpar"); Sherry (1550) 57 ("isocolon," "compar") ; Peacham (1577) K1r ("compar"); Putt. (1589) 222 ("parison," "the figure of even"); Day 1599 86 ("membrum," "parison")

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