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The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions, as It was cold; the snows came.

[Greek, a placing side by side, from paratassein, to arrange side by side : para-, beside; see para-1 + tassein, tag-, to arrange.]

par′a·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk), par′a·tac′ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·tac′ti·cal·ly adv.


n (Ling) clause, phraseparataktisch, nebenordnend
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This mirrored catacomb draws in the poem's swirling paratactic list of objects and figures, including "Death, sleep, and the lovers," the "Butterfly weary of flowers," and the "footprint / Full of blood.
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The paratactic rhythm created by the conjunction 'and' generates a form of diagrammatic simplification that helps to produce an explicit sense of conflicting planes.
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3) The occasional paratactic piling up of clauses to describe the diminishing of her days--'They were all the same, they would not change, the same day would follow the same day and day and day, nothing more would happen' (p.
Most sentences in Hotel Rwanda are an admixture of paratactic and hypotactic structures.
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Away, then, from making (and expressing and forming and singing), and on to paratactic registering, noting, stuttering--and quizzicality
Comparison of one sequence: iparras ("praesens") and liprus (precative--jussive) CONDITIONAL PARTICLE PROTASIS CONNEC-TIVE APODOSIS PATTERN FORMS FORMS A paratactic -- iparras -ma liprus conditional B conditional Ammo iparras -- liprus parlicle C modal panicle piqal, iparras liprus conditional midde D (no none iparras none liprus conditional) type protasis apodosfe negation forms values forms values pit/at ut ipurras - - liprus-purus - - midde iprus preterite'' iparras sum ma la iplaras (ful.
The paratactic and asyndetic style of the enumeration may very well suggest a lack of hierarchy or even an "anything goes" attitude towards literary subject matter, but, at the same time, all seemingly random topics in the list reflect Eggers's taste for the absurd.