Antithesis

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Antithesis (антитеза, противопоставление) This denotes a structure that stresses a sharp contrast in meaning between the parts within one sentence: Art is long, life is short; One man's meat is...

Antithesis (антитеза, противопоставление)

This denotes a structure that stresses a sharp contrast in meaning between the parts within one sentence: Art is long, life is short; One man's meat is another man's poison; Some people are wise, some otherwise. (B. Shaw)

As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I

rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him; but as he was

ambitious, I slew him. There's tears for his love; joy for his fortune;

honour for his valour, and death for his ambition. (Shakespeare)

Youth is full ofpleasance,

Age is full of care;

Youth like summer morn,

Age like winter weather (ib.)

some wellspread examples:

  • Many are called, but few are chosen.
  • One small step for a man, one giant leap for all mankind.
  • Man proposes, God disposes.
  • Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing. - Goethe
  • Speech is silver, but Silence is Gold.
 

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Short and clear. Brevity is the soul of wit. Well spread examples are easy to understand, but Shakspeare's words is hard for me. It will be good if you underline the antithesis there, I guess. Nevertheless I liked your blog!
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