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The Period                                   81
"He shall be like a tree planted by the waterside, whose leaf also shall not wither: {complement) and look, whatso­ever he doeth, it shall prosper."
"But the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: {anti­thesis) and the way of the ungodly shall perish."
Now, in a musical period, we may have the second phrase appearing as the parallel, complement, or antithesis of the first.
In a parallel period the two phrases are identical, except for the cadences; e.g.,
In a complemental period the second phrase continues the first, either by sequence or some other variant; e.g.,
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