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[ahy-suh-koh-luh n] /ˈaɪ səˌkoʊ lən/
noun, plural isocola [ahy-suh-koh-luh] /ˈaɪ səˌkoʊ lə/ (Show IPA). Rhetoric.
a figure of speech or sentence having a parallel structure formed by the use of two or more clauses, or cola, of similar length, as “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”.
Origin of isocolon
1550-60; < Greek isókōlon, from neuter of isókōlos “of equal members,” equivalent to iso- (meaning “equal”) + colon1 (in the sense “a rhythmic measure within a prosodic sequence”) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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