balanced sentence and its usage
A balanced sentence is a sentence that employs parallel structure of approximately the same length and importance. It is parallelism stretched to the extreme. The key to the balanced sentence is the semicolon; the pattern of the first half is repeated in the pattern of the secend half.
There is certain attractiveness or neatness to the balanced sentence; it gives us a sense that things do fall into place - or perhaps we should say, they balance out. Certainly the mind with a sense of balance is never at a loss; one statement leads inevitably leads to the next.
The following are some examples:
1. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
2. The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
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