An Introduction to Antistasis
Antistasis (derives the Greek meaning “to stand against” or “to resist”), is a trope which consists the duplication of a word in a different or contrary sense. The same word or phrase is repeated but the sense changes the second time, to a different signification. It is a device synonymous to antanaclasisOpens in new window.
Antistasis is a form of paronomasiaOpens in new window where the form and sounds are exactly the same in words whose meaning or signification is different and which are brought together.