Antithesis



Antithesis : Figure of Speech :



Antithesis or the setting of one thing against another

This figure consists of an explicit statement of an implied contrast.

1. Man proposes. God disposes.
2. To err is human. To forgive divine.
3. Our loss is your gain.

Not that I loved Caesar less.
But that I loved Rome more.
(Shakespeare)

Prosperity doth best discover vice.
But adversity doth best discover virtue.
(Bacon)

Speech is silver. But silence is golden.
God made the country. But man made the town.
(Cowper)

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
(Proverb)

He can bribe, but he cannot seduce.
He can buy but he cannot gain.
He can lie, but he cannot deceive.



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