Antithesis

Posted by Manjusha Filed in English Writing

In antithesis, the same sentence contains a striking opposition or contrast of words or sentiments. Antithesis is employed to secure emphasis.

Oxymoron

Oxymoron is a special form of antithesis. It conjoins two terms that in ordinary usage are contraries.

Phrases like 'pleasing pains', 'I burn and freeze' and 'loving hate' are all examples of oxymoron.

Sections in this article

American and British English: differences in grammar - I
American and British English: differences in grammar - II
American and British English: differences in vocabulary - I
American and British English: differences in vocabulary - II
American and British English: differences in usage - I
American and British English: differences in usage - II
American and British English: differences in spelling