Weigh Things Side by Side
Dilemmas, comparisons and contrasts.
The first person on record to say "There are two sides to everything" was Protagoras, a great Greek Sophist ("Wise One"). We don’t entirely agree.
a fortiori (ah-for-tee-AR-ee)
The Mikey-likes it! argument. If something less likely is true, then something more likely is bound to be true.
The this-isn’t-that figure.
The figure of parallel cases.
A multiple simile. It compares two things that match in more than one way.
The balanced argument.
The horns of a dilemma.
The either/or figure.
The damned-if-you-do-or-don’t figure.
Similar-sounding clauses laid side by side.