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An antanagoge (Greek ἀνταναγωγή, a leading or bringing up), is a figure in rhetoric, in which, not being able to answer the accusation of an adversary, a person instead makes a counter allegation.

It may also refer to turning a negative view into a positive, such as in the following examples:

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
"Many are the pains and perils to be passed,
But great is the gain and glory at the last."

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