In Ode 1 of Antigone, the author uses metaphors, personification, and similes in order to create the somber tone. For example, O Fate of man working both good and evil, is a use of figurative language. This section of the passage, is creating the tone through personification. The author personifies fate, by giving it the qualities of good and evil. The passage, thought as rapid as air, is a simile which is also used to create the somber tone of Antigone.