- the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas, as in “Give me liberty or give me death.”
- the second sentence or part thus set in opposition, as “or give me death.”
Origin of antithesis
OTHER WORDS FROM antithesisself-an·tith·e·sis, noun
How to use antithesis in a sentence
Edelstein also urges you to “explore” certain vowel sounds, stress antitheses in the passages, and get into character (sometimes).
Horace Walpole characterized him in a series of his smartest antitheses as "a singular person whose life was one contradiction."
This, of course, does not prevent his character from exhibiting generic differences and antitheses.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
Never did God, who delights in antitheses, produce a more striking contrast, or a more extraordinary confrontation.