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What is the origin of the term 'Antithesis'? Define it.

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sky-lark | Student | eNoter

Posted October 16, 2010 at 12:23 AM via web

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What is the origin of the term 'Antithesis'? Define it.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 16, 2010 at 1:02 AM (Answer #1)

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The word antithesis was originally a Greek word that meant "setting opposite"; derived from the parts "anti-" ("against") and "thesis" ("position"). The word is generally used to denote an opposite contrast (or "counter") to the original proposition. In literature, it is a literary term and is often used as a rhetorical advice. For example, good would be the antithesis of evil; love is the antithesis of hate; darkness would be the antithesis of brightness. The use of the word can be found in many varieties of fiction and non-fiction, especially in The Bible, and is used extensively in legal dialogue.

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pnil10swa | Student , Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM (Answer #2)

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OPPOSITE IDEAS ARE EXPRESSED IS CALLED ANTITHESIS.EX,'THE DEBTS ARE HIGH AND THE THINGS ARE LOW.

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