from Greek: parallelos “side-by-side”
Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses.
Parallelism of words:
She tried to make her pastry fluffy, sweet, and delicate.
Parallelism of phrases:
Singing a song or writing a poem is joyous.
Parallelism of clauses:
Perch are inexpensive; cod are cheap; trout are abundant; but salmon are best.