An Introduction to Antitheton
Antitheton is a literary device whose composition deals with contrasting thoughts by which contraries are set in opposition to each other.
Antitheton is closely related to and sometimes confused with antithesisOpens in new window (which deals with contrasting words wihin a phrase, clause or sentence.) The unspecified latin term for antitheton is contentio, meaning a ”struggle” or ”fight”.
While Antitheton deals with contrasting thoughts or proofs in an argument; AntithesisOpens in new window deals with contrasting words or ideas within a phrase, sentence, or paragraph.