(The Wizard of Oz) Works Cited Definition of antithesis- the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas
Directions: In your groups of four, y ou will hear part of an antithesis, your objective is to try to figure out the second part of the antithesis and cover the space where it is located at until they are all covered, the group that calls out Bingo!
An antithesis plays on the complementary property of opposites to create one vivid picture ("Literacy Devices").
Simplified Definition: the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas
Purpose/Effect: Antithesis purpose is to make the readers think, to capture the readers attention, and emotions, it can show the pros and cons of an argument to create a balance between opposite qualities and lend a greater insight into the subject.
Examples might be, "I burn and I freeze," or "Her character is white as sunlight, black as midnight." The best antitheses express their contrary ideas in a balanced sentence.