How To Use Parataxis And Hypotaxis When Writing

As writers, we’re always eager to add more skills to our writing bag of tricks — and two of the trickiest-sounding literary devices are parataxis and hypotaxis. While they may seem like a pair of magic spells used by your favorite wizard or the main characters in an ancient Greek comedy, parataxis and hypotaxis are writing styles that can enhance your poetry, short story, novel, or memoir. The style and…

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