What is an example of parallelism in the short story "In Another Country"?

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The opening lines of "In Another Country" contain parallelism. The repetition of the phrase "in the fall" makes a parallel:

In the fall the war was always there, but we did not go to it any more. It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early.

Hemingway uses this parallelism to establish the setting of the story. The characters are patients at a hospital and are undergoing physical therapy for injuries they suffered in the war on the Italian front. The seasons may change, but the war remains constant.

Hemingway utilizes another instance of parallelism to describe the situation of one of the young men with whom the narrator walked to and from the hospital.

He had gone out to the front from the military academy and been wounded within an hour after he had gone into the front line for the first time.

Using parallelism, Hemingway's narrator is making the point that the young man served on the front lines only for a single hour before being wounded so badly that he was removed. The...

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