Which is better?
A. I’ve done it! I’m on the moon’s surface! Boo-yah!
B. That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.
Sentence B features antithesis, contrasting the ideas small/giant, man/mankind, step/leap. It is also a balanced sentence.
Assignment: Write a single balanced sentence that uses antithesis. Use the list of opposites below to generate ideas:
Live as if you were to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were to live forever.
Terms to Know: antithesis, parallelism, balanced sentence.