Brutus is portrayed as the “noblest of Romans,” close to Caesar, and a person who loved Rome and Caesar.
Antony, on the contrary, is shown as a man with the evil intentions of harming Caesar, and taking charge of Rome.
Instead, simply let the antitheses appear where they naturally do.
Since they emphasize a particular point or conclusion, they can be used in everything from poetry and prose, to speech and advertising.
At some point in our lives, we've probably all heard a sound bite of Neil Armstrong's iconic first transmission from the Moon: 'That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.' You may have been too inspired by Neil's words to realize it at the time, but his famous phrase very purposefully employs a rhetorical and literary device known as antithesis, that is, the use of words that are opposites or noticeably different to highlight contrasting ideas. Neil could've just as easily stated his idea with something like 'This occasion is insignificant in terms of one person, but has overarching consequences for all humanity.' However, the astronaut's concise quote has inspired so many because it vividly highlights the ramifications of one human's relatively insignificant footstep on the advancement of all humankind through the notable differences between the antithetical elements employed.
As its origins in ancient Greek would suggest, antithesis (Greek for 'opposition,' 'contradiction') has been a popular tool for writers since antiquity, especially among Roman poets of the 1st century A. Let's turn from the space program, now, and look at a few instances of antithesis in some literary works you're sure to recognize!
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Antithesis is the term used to refer to an author's use of two contrasting or opposite terms in a sentence for effect.
The two terms are set near each other to enhance or highlight the contrast in opposite meaning.
Sometimes, characters in literary works are the antithesis of each other.