Through these antithetical ideas, Pope reveals the basic nature of human beings.
For example, "love is the antithesis of selfishness. Antithesis in Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities In the famous opening lines of A Tale of Two CitiesDickens sets out a flowing list of antitheses punctuated by the repetition of the word "it was" at the beginning of each clause which is itself an example of the figure of speech anaphora.
Antithesis in Speech and Advertising Speakers throughout the ages have employed certain figures of speech as a means of persuasion.
All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for yourself. This joy is expressed through antithesis, since the singer uses the miserable weather of a cloudy, cold day as the setting for the sunshine-filled month of May that "his girl" makes him feel inside, emphasizing the power of his emotions by contrasting them with the bleak weather.
Examples of Antithesis in Literature In literature, writers employ antithesis not only in sentences, but also in characters and events. Kennedy Jr. If I go, there will be trouble If I stay it will be double Sara Lee pastry advertisement This classic ad uses antithesis to set up a deliberate grammatical error.
Prolonging something is making it last; wasting something is letting it run out too soon. Antithesis emphasizes the idea of contrast by parallel structures of the contrasted phrases or clauses.