synonymous parallelism

synonymous parallelism

a term describing a couplet in which the second line repeats the idea or content of the first line, but in different terms, as by using different images, symbols, etc.
See also: Verse
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Thus in the original Nahuatl, the synonymous parallelism is made between "their precious blood" and "like a roseate spoonbill", and "the red spoonbill was esteemed.
A fascinating example of synonymous parallelism from the pre-conquest tradition comes from the Song of Temilotzin in the Romances de los senores de la Nueva Espana collection.
While in English it looks like a synonymous parallelism, in the original Nahuatl it is synthetic: Ca tepiton, ca cenca motolinia, camo mauiztililoni.