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    here is a few lines of a poem im reading, could anyone tell me what, if any kind of literay devices are used in this:

    "I came to you for truth,
    And you gave me lies.

    I came to you for liberty,
    and you gave me bondage.

    I came to you for hope
    and you gave me despair"

    any literay devices/techniques used here? i dont think i see any, but maybe im missing them

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    Yes, the repeated use of opposites (truth/lies etc) is an effective literary technique, but I am sorry to say I don't know the specific name for this device.

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