The Ancient Art of Advocacy Logo


i-so-co'-lon / From Greek: isos, "equal" and kolon, "member"
Also known as: 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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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.