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Oxymoron. By: Jonathan Bol. What is a Oxymoron?. A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side; a compressed paradox . Usually two to three words but can be longer. What it is Not. A OXYMORON IS NOT A PARADOX!

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Oxymoron

By: Jonathan Bol


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What is a Oxymoron?

  • A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side; a compressed paradox.

  • Usually two to three words but can be longer.


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What it is Not

  • A OXYMORON IS NOT A PARADOX!

  • A paradox is a statement that self-contradicts and seems absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.


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Why are they important?

  • A oxymoron can be used to make a reader pause and think about the authors meaning of a certain statement.


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Oxymoron’s in Fahrenheit 451

  • Infinitely small sound(chapt.1)

  • Dry rain(chapt.1)


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Oxymoron’s in The Outsiders

  • Greasers will be Greasers and Socs will be Socs. Sometimes I think it’s the ones in the middle that are the real lucky stiffs.

  • Lucky stiffs= lucky dead person

  • How can you be lucky if your dead?


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Oxymoron’s in the Giver

  • Could not find any if you have please let me know.


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Oxymoron’s in Julius Caesar

  • Cowards die many times before they are dead.

  • Fearful bravery


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Oxymoron’s in Pop Culture

  • A fine mess

  • Anti-Missile Missile

  • Chilling fever

  • Fatally Injured

  • Head Butt

  • Honest Liar


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VRAGEN?


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Homework

  • Find at least three oxymoron’s during your day write them down and state why are they contradicting.

  • EX: Chilling Fever- Chilling means cold or revolves around cold things; fever is when your body temperature rises. Cold vs. Heat


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