Eliot uses antithesis to describe the cycle of life, which is continuously passing from beginning to end, from rise to fall, and from old to new.
Sometimes, they use similes. Speakers use antithesis to drive home the stakes of what they are saying, sometimes by contrasting two distinct visions of the future. True to form, Shakespeare found a far more illustrative way to drive that simple point home.
Let those who worship evil's might Beware my power—Green lantern's light! Love is the antithesis of selfishness.
However, even though they're initially presented as polar opposite, they still find a way to each other.
To be or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them The style of his speech was in complete antithesis to mine.
But the correct term for this kind of opposition is a foil: a person or thing in a work of literature that contrasts with another thing in order to call attention to its qualities. Joe was the antithesis of Leslie - big and blond, with considerable colonial machismo. I know not what course others may take: but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.