What is a literary device that makes a comparison of two polar opposite to make a moral teaching?


a literary device that compares two opposite things to make a moral teaching or just to teach (sometimes teach a deeper meaning)


It is juxtaposition that places two different entities close together and side by side to highlight the contrast and comparison. For instance, in “Paradise Lost,” John Milton has juxtaposed two main characters God and Satan, then discussed their traits in comparison to each other in order to highlight their differences. This comparison teaches a moral lesson too.

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