American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions, as It was cold; the snows came.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, the ranging of propositions one after another without connectives, as the corresponding judgments present themselves to the mind without marking their dependence or relations on each other by way of consequence or the like. It is opposed to syntax and hypotaxis.
- n. grammar Speech or writing in which clauses or phrases are placed together without being separated by conjunctions, for example "I came; I saw; I conquered".
- n. literature The juxtaposition of two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar, without a clear connection
- n. politics In Greek political system: coalition, "partisan camp"
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gram.) The mere ranging of propositions one after another, without indicating their connection or interdependence; -- opposed to
- From Ancient Greek παράταξις (parátaxis, "placement side by side"), from παρα- + τάξις ("taxis"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek, a placing side by side, from paratassein, to arrange side by side : para-, beside; see para-1 + tassein, tag-, to arrange. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“It's got what linguists call parataxis, where you run phrases together without smoothing out the transitions with conjunctions and such: "We go at Iraq and it says to countries ..." instead of "If we go at Iraq, then it says to countries ..." or the way the”
“Many of the traits Otto Jespersen wrote of as characteristic of female language without considering them innovative such as parataxis and lack of punctuation have since been associated with experimental writing.”
“You can see the hyper-priming, free-associative effect at play when Doyle adds that "cannabis induces a parataxis wherein sentences resonate together and summon coherence in the bardos between one statement and other, rather than through explicit semantics.”
“Armantrout's short lines, use of rhetoric, aggressive lineation, disjunctions and juxtapositions, discursiveness, parataxis, and myriad condensatory techniques are all exemplary, but never overbearing.”
“Now it's not merely literary strategies that are picked apart and turned around through unreliable narrators, disordered chronologies, the blurring of fact and fiction, extreme parataxis, etc.”
“As a poet I naturally transform any intimate details into otherness through character, metaphor and parataxis.”
“He was writing about the effect of the grammatical characteristic parataxis in medieval anecdotal accounts of incest.”
“Worst in my view are those editors who cut a text to length by apparently taking out half the words in each sentence, leaving some half-thing crippled by terminal parataxis.”
“Now still thinking out lout about the avant-lyric which must be lyric untethered, not relying on metaphor, making another kind of sense, and aware of the new sentence, of lyric modulations, of parataxis, collage...all the technologies of the past few decades.”
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