Antithesis

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what are the function of

what are the function of antithesis in literature?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:30
Time Travel

In 2016 it will be 2016

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 18:08
NO WAYY

NOOOOO you are completely wrong. I heard from VERY reliable sources that in 2016 it will be March. HAH!! Stop posting "facts" on the internet without proof!!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:00
The Kite Runner

Is this antithesis?

"What he yearned for was his old life. What he got was me and America."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 04:46
and her barbaric howl of delight is a metaphor

her shout of delight is compared to that of a barbarian

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:34
Another Example

This was always a helpful example for me:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Citites

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:57
Hamlet

"To be, or not to be"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 08:26
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:01
i think its ryt...its anthitesis

correct,cos it create a balance view

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 01:25
is this antithesis? or other device?

"His words were in perfect keeping with his looks, and his looks were in perfect keeping with his words." -narrative of the life of fredrick douglass

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 00:37
Antimetabole

It'd actually be antimetabole (repetition of words, in succesuve clauses, in reverse gramstical order). Chiasmus is extremely similar to this, but does not involve the repetition of words.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:13
No.

This is actually chiasmus. Right? Right.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:26
isn't that a paradox

isn't that a paradox

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:06
i think thats a chiasmus

i think thats a chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 01:09
opinion

i believe that it is chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 23:09
Difference?

What is the difference between a antithesis and a paradox, since both are similar and I have a hard time differentiating them...please help!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 14:41
Paradox vs Antithesis

Paradox relates to meaning. A paradox is a truth that seems like a contradiction on the surface. i.e. "Whoever shall lose his life, shall find it."

Antithesis, on the other hand, refers to the words themselves. Antithesis is the juxtaposition of contrasting words. i.e. "It can't be wrong if it feels so right" or "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:46
Is this an antithesis? or another literary device?

"He had neither strayed from his balcony nor opened the newspaper since Independence, but in spite of this fact, or maybe because of it, his opinions were always highly esteemed."

--The parts "in spite of this fact" and "because of it" are totally contradictory, though this passage acknowledges the possibilities of both. Does that mean it is an antithesis? Or how else can I describe it?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:11
Is this an antithesis? or another literary device?

His opinions were always highly esteemed is the main idea being conveyed. In spite of this fact or maybe because of it, although set up a contrast for the reason he is highly esteemed, is not an antithesis. Antithesis uses two completely different opposites to convey a "larger" meaning.

E.G. Revenge is a trait of the weak while forgiveness is a quality of the divine.

This example illustrates that forgiveness is a quality that is much harder to attain by situating the contrast of the two qualities next to each other, also known as an antithesis.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 03:46
Is this an example of Antithesis? Or other literary device?

"…in spite of this fact, or maybe because of it, his opinions were always highly esteemed."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:04
To the first comment

thats a paradox.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 11:21
Antithesis?? Or if not what literary device is used??

And her barbaric howl of delight...
Can this be an example where antithesis is used??
If not.. What is used in this line??
Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 17:05
contradiction

contradiction

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 03:34
that's a pun

that's a pun

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 02:45
it is antithetical statement

it is an antithetical statement.
Have some sense please.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 04:08
Thats a paradox since

Thats a paradox since barbaric and delight are contradicting themselves.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 11:22
Reply

IF i were you i would go with imagery and a little bit of archetypal literary terms. Imagery because it goes with your senses of hearing. Plus war cries date back to the epic of Gilgamesh.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 05:03

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