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Not all of the effects produced by editing are designed to help the space-time construction of the narrative.

Editing also creates effects that are:
- Rhetorical,
- Plastic,
- Rhythmic.

9.1 – The rhetorical effects of editing

Editing can be used to construct a discourse and produce rhetorical effects. This is particularly the case when parallel editing is used to alternate a series of non-simultaneous actions that are symbolically interconnected.

This relationship is usually one of analogy or opposition.

The same type of effect is sometimes produced by crosscutting.

9.2 – The plastic and rhythmic effects of editing

Editing produces plastic effects conveying resemblance, echoes or contrast between the shots.

It also produces rhythmic variations.

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