How many times have you wondered what the difference was between antithesis oxymoron and a paradox? Today we will give you the answer in the simplest form.

Antithesis simply means putting two opposite words or ideas in the same statement to create a contrasting effect. In antithesis the sentence does not contradict itself.

For example:
Many are called but few are chosen.
Man made money but money made man.

A paradox is a statement that appears to be contradictory but contains some truth. Sometimes the statements could seem true and untrue at the same time.

These are a few examples:
Attack is the best form of defence.
Your strength lies in your weakness.

An oxymoron on the other had places two opposite words side by side.

Look at these examples:
The movie had a bitter- sweet ending.
Sade wept joyfully after seeing her dad for the first time in 15 years.

We hope this helps.