This power point on Antithesis will using the Concept Attainment Method to walk the students through identifying the characteristics of Antithesis on their own. It will help if the students already have an general understanding of parallelism. Also, if the students know the prefix “anti” I would also not tell them the name of the literary element until the end and instead present it as a mystery literary element that they will identify through this lesson. In this power point, the instructor will present examples and non-examples of antithesis and have the students brainstorm the characteristics of this literary element. Then, the instructor will present additional examples and non-examples and the students will revise the characteristics based on the new examples and non-examples given. Once they have solidified the characteristics, the students will be presented with additional quotes and they will decide if the quote is an example or non-example. Finally, the students will take notes on the definition of Antithesis and why authors use it. This power point should be followed up with an analysis of antithesis from the text that you are reading in order to place this in context. This is a fully editable power point with teacher notes on each slide.