What sound device is used the most in the King James Bible version of Ecclesiastes? Choices are: alliteration, blank verse, parallelism, or hyperbole
With its emphasis on the vanity of human existence, Ecclesiastes is one of the more bleak books in the Old Testament. I would say that the most frequently used literary device in this book would have to be parallelism. This occurs when words, phrases, or clauses balance each other out in an expression.
In the King James translation of the Bible, we find numerous examples of parallelism. In the fourth verse of the book's opening chapter, for example, we read the...
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