Which sentence is parallel?  1) As blood oozes from the shoes, pigeons peck out their eyes to punish them for the wickedness and being liars.   2) In Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century version...

Which sentence is parallel? 

1) As blood oozes from the shoes, pigeons peck out their eyes to punish them for the wickedness and being liars.

 

2) In Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century version of "Little redd Riding Hood," the heroine not only fails to outsmart the wolf but also to escape being devoured.

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The first sentence is not parallel, while the second is. The first sentence has an introductory phrase and a noun; "wickedness" is parallel with the verb "lying."

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The second sentence is parallel.

In grammar, parallelism refers to having common elements that are repeated.  Think of parallel lines, such as train tracks.  When a sentence is parallel, some structural element is the...

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