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Antithetical Parallelism

  The 2nd line affirms the 1st line with an opposite or contrasting statement.
  Markers include adversative conjunctions, e.g. "but," or negation, e.g. "no," "neither," "nor."
  The B line states the notion of the A-line in opposite terms.

  Examples:

  Psalm 1:6.
     For the Lord knows the way of the righteous.
     But the way of the wicked will perish.

 Psalm 40:4.
     How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust.
     And [how blessed is the man who] has not turned to the proud nor to those who lapse into falsehood.

[all of the above is a direct quote from Module 7, BE 101, Parallelism Handout, 2]

 
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