Antithesis :

Figures of speech, as we have seen earlier, make the writing of prose or poetry pieces much more interesting. We have come across a few figures of speech earlier.


A figure of speech where two opposite ideas are present in one line is known as antithesis.

For example :

1. United we stand, divided we fall.

2. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

In these examples, you have two words of opposite meaning, but they do not occur next to each other.


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