Daily Archives: May 4, 2010

Antithesis

Antithesis (an-tith’-e-sis): Juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas (often, although not always, in parallel structure).

We say hope. They say fear. Hoping and fearing, we are, in fact, making a fractured future.  We need to find a way between the extremes–we need to rebalance our hopes and fears and retake the public spheres where there’s a turn for everybody in freedom’s conversation.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)