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Antithesis

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Current Version:
2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
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495 words

Under the general denomination of antithesis (Gk. antithesis, antitheton; Lat. contentio, contrapositum), authors usually gather together a varied and

chiasmus

chiasmus  

A figure of speech by which the order of the words in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second, e.g. ‘He saved others; himself he cannot save.’ 
Epanodos

Epanodos  

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Linguistics
(Lat. reversio)is an isomorpheme that repeats one or more words in a reverse way, “What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine” (Shakespeare, Measure for Measure 5.1.537) ...
Exhortation

Exhortation  

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(intensive form of Lat. hortari, to encourage, Oxford English Dictionary)might be broadly described as the use of rhetorical means to encourage ongoing moral reformation or, more immediately, to ...
Gorgianic figures

Gorgianic figures  

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Already by the early fourth century bce, the name of the Sicilian orator Gorgias had become an adjective for extravagant prose. In Xenophon's Symposium, Socrates seeks leave to use a ...
thesis

thesis  

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An argument or proposition, which may be opposed by an antithesis; or a scholarly essay defending some proposition, usually a dissertation submitted for an academic degree. The thesis of a literary ...

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