A statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced. Words, phrases, clauses, or sentences set in deliberate
contrast to one another. A species of parallelism, antithesis balances opposing ideas, feelings, tones, or structures, giving crisp expression to their pairing and heightening its effect.
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
a moment of sudden revelation or insight
- a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
the act of placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
something that stands for something else
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
pertaining to the science and studies of group cultures, conventions, social customs etc.(adj)