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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.
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(Grammar) the juxtaposition of clauses in a sentence without the use of a conjunction, as for example None of my friends stayed — they all left early
[C19: New Latin from Greek, from paratassein, literally: to arrange side by side, from para-1 + tassein to arrange]
paratactic, paratactical adj
ˌparaˈtactically adv
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(ˌpær əˈtæk sɪs)

the placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases without using conjunctive words, as Hurry up, it's getting late. Compare hypotaxis.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek parátaxis an arranging in order for battle. See para-1, -taxis]
par`a•tac′tic (-ˈtæk tɪk) par`a•tac′ti•cal, adj.
par`a•tac′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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arrangement of thoughts as coordinate units in grammatical construction. Cf. hypotaxis.paratactic, adj.
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[ˌpærəˈtæksɪs] Nparataxis f
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(29) Constructions of time and duration are used to formulate implicit connections between Scropes death and the illness of Henry IV: these two events occur at the exact moment in time, and are recorded in the chronicle paratactically, leaving the reader to draw conclusions about how the two events (execution and leprosy) are connected.
Izenberg poses against this traditional picture of lyric a less personally expressive poetry of pure "attentiveness" and of "the greatest possible opening of the self"--to other people and to contingencies that are simply experienced sequentially and registered paratactically. This poetry turns away from emplotment, articulation, and formal construction.
If the Puvis De Chavannes frescoes conceive the text as a series of paratactically arranged pictures--to be gazed upon from a distance--then Eusabio and Jacinto remind us of the metaphorically embodied nature of the text-as-other: it is a substantial surface that craves touch at the same time that it defers it, and it is susceptible to interpretive violence but also influential in its own right.
The work is composed exclusively of four-letter nouns, paratactically arranged in a format suggestive of Lever, 1966, the sculpture he was exhibiting in the show: The multiple-word composition, beginning with "beam" and ending with "room," was in part a response to the 137 firebricks extending from the gallery wall, thereby proposing a way to "read" Lever.
The parataxis of the list denies the characters' attempts at rendering a psychologically coherent portrait of some "other," likely nonexistent, character: the purported owner of the cabin, which is to say, even these poorly-drawn characters (who are, in fact, borrowed from other texts) inhabiting Lamont's inept detective novels are not immune to the desire to produce psychologically-realistic characters, or to the type of narrative closure which demands causally based conclusions (X + Y, therefore Z; or A + B because of C) and not the paratactically derived list (A and B and C and D ...).
Although most of the poems in the collection do not display the erratic typography and obscurant syntax of some post-avant poetry, several poems require the reader to piece together a paratactically presented event or to recall a reference in another poem.