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:
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.