Antithesis and Apostrophe

Antithesis

This literary device is one in which an opposition or contrast of ideas/words/phrases are expressed.

Examples:

I’ll be damned if I do it, damned if I don’t.

When there is need for silence, you speak, and when there is need for speech, you are silent.

Apostrophe

This figure of speech is one in which an absent or nonexistent person or thing is personified, and addressed as if present and capable of understanding.

Examples:

“Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone, without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.” ( Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers, “Blue Moon”)

The clouds became angry, and started crying. What are you crying for? I asked.

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