Rhetoric–C1: Parallelism & Antithesis/Contrast

Posted: 2014 年 01 月 23 日 in Rhetoric
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I. Parallelism

  1. He doesn’t ride, nor shoot, nor fish, nor swim.
  2. We can gain knowledge by reading, by reflection, by observation or by practice.
  3. He knows a good thing; he knows a safe thing.
  4. Their sunburned faces were dark, and their sun-whipped eyes were light.
  5. Their powers of conversation were considerable. They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humor, and laught at their acquaintance with spirit.
  6. No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
  7. Little drops of water,

Little grains of sand,

Make the mighty ocean,

And the pleasant land.

8. The cock is crowing,

The stream is flowing,

The small birds twitter,

The lake doth glitter.

9. The seed ye sow, another reaps;

The wealth ye find, another keeps;

The robe ye weave, another wears;

The arm ye forge, another bears.

II. Antithesis/Contrast

  1. Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.
  2. In the face of sickness, health is wonderful.
  3. He that has never hoped can never despair.
  4. The skyscraper is highest but the foundation is shakiest.
  5. No life, no death.
  6. Work is cheap, but bread is dear.
  7. To say is easy, but to do is hard.
  8. Be slow of tongue, and quick of eye.
  9. Easy come, easy go.
  10. Adversity reveals genius; fortune conceals it.
  11. Out of sight, out of mind.
  12. Penny wise, pound foolish.
  13. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the era of incredulity; it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.
  14. Give me liberty, or give me death!
  15. No bees, no honey; no work, no money.
  16. Grief counts the second; happiness forgets the hours.
  17. Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
  18. A fair face may hide a foul heart.
  19. Soon learnt, soon forgotten; soon ripe, soon rotten.
  20. In the mirror, we see the face; in wine, the heart.
  21. There are tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honor for his valor; and death for his ambition.





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