Antithesis is the term used to refer to an author’s use of two opposite terms in a sentence for effect. The two terms are set near each other to enhance or highlight the contrast in opposite meaning.
Antithesis most commonly appears in literary works, the two characters which form this rhetorical device are shown as opposites in order to highlight the good qualities of one and the evil qualities of the other.
There are two kinds of pain, the sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain, the sort of pain that’s only suffering. －－House of cards.
A normal person wouldn’t engage in the behavior. A sociopath wouldn’t give a shit. You’re somewhere in between.” –Billions
“That’s the difference between you and me. You wanna lose small, I wanna win big.” — Suits
You See, The Dreamers Need The Realists To Keep Them From Soaring Too Close To The Sun. And The Realists, Well, Without The Dreamers, They Might Never Get Off The Ground. –Modern Family