Examples of Antithesis

This video is of a famous J.F. Kennedy inaugural address. He was known to use many rhetorical devices. Note the famous two sentences, "Ask not what your country can do for you! Ask what you can do for your country!" He repeats these sentences. This is the pattern of putting two opposite ideas next to each other. It's called antithesis.

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