Anthony is not only an opposition of words tomeaning, but also an important device, giving the speaker's speech more expressiveness. Often at the expense of opposition, a person for a longer period and more qualitatively remembers any phrase or thought. In many respects it is with the antonyms that the instructive effect, which has on the person stable combinations, proverbs and sayings, is connected.
Before turning to proverbs with antonyms,existing in the Russian language, as well as their examples from other languages of the world, we should remember the simplest school rule and answer the question what exactly are antonyms. Antonyms are words that belong to one part of speech, but are opposite in their lexical meaning. Examples include the following pairs of words:
Proverbs called figurative, apt apprentices, affecting different areas of human life and bearing an instructive, edifying character. Examples are:
The analysis of Russian proverbs with antonyms can begin with the aforementioned "began for health, and finished for the rest", where there is an antonymous couple"health - peace". The meaning of this proverb is that people sometimes cardinally change the course of their thoughts, especially when speaking in public. In recent years, very often this proverb also acquires meaning "began to do something good, but completely ruined the work at the very end."
In addition to this proverb, the following examples can be cited:
Similar in structure proverbs can be found in other people. For example:
Here are such interesting proverbs with antonyms you canfind in different languages (by the way, the vast majority of them have Russian-speaking counterparts) and thanks to them once again assess the role of opposition in our speech.