An Introduction to Alliosis

Alliosis is a rhetorical device which consists in the use of any isocolonOpens in new window parallel structure to introduce two choices.

In as much as this literary technique may bring about logical fallacy, it can also bring about style and cleverness in balancing ideas in a sentence.

Examples of Alliosis
  • You can smoke now and die soon or quit now and live longer.
  • You can eat well or you can sleep well.
  • You're either with us or against us.
  • You can eat now or go hungry.