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Antithesis

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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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

Antithesis

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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316 words

(ἀντίθεσις), opposition or confrontation, was considered by ancient rhetoricians as a kind of rhetorical figure of expression (Martin,

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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(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) ...
euphuism

euphuism  

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An artificial, highly elaborate way of writing or speaking. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes from late 16th century: from Euphues, the name of a character in John Lyly's prose ...
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 ...
figure of speech

figure of speech  

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Any form of expression in which language is manipulated for rhetorical effect. Around ad 95, Quintilian defined the figure of speech as ‘a departure from the simple and straightforward method of ...
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 ...
parallelism

parallelism  

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The arrangement of similarly constructed clauses, sentences, or verse lines in a pairing or other sequence suggesting some correspondence between them. The effect of parallelism is usually one of ...
rhetoric

rhetoric  

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In Greek, the art of speaking so as to persuade, was from the first tied up with ethics (persuasion of what is true) and literature (use of language in order to please). It was a branch of the ...
synthesis

synthesis  

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[De]A type of archaeological publication that attempts to pull together and interpret a broad range of data and information about a particular topic or geographical area.
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 ...
Topos of Modesty

Topos of Modesty  

A typical feature of authors᾽ self-characterization in the prefaces (rarer in the closing parts) of their works; it is also found in the colophons of scribes. The topos was well ...

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