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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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By: Jonathan Bol

what is a oxymoron
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
What it is Not
  • A paradox is a statement that self-contradicts and seems absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
why are they important
Why are they important?
  • A oxymoron can be used to make a reader pause and think about the authors meaning of a certain statement.
oxymoron s in fahrenheit 451
Oxymoron’s in Fahrenheit 451
  • Infinitely small sound(chapt.1)
  • Dry rain(chapt.1)
oxymoron s in the outsiders
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?
oxymoron s in the giver
Oxymoron’s in the Giver
  • Could not find any if you have please let me know.
oxymoron s in julius caesar
Oxymoron’s in Julius Caesar
  • Cowards die many times before they are dead.
  • Fearful bravery
oxymoron s in pop culture
Oxymoron’s in Pop Culture
  • A fine mess
  • Anti-Missile Missile
  • Chilling fever
  • Fatally Injured
  • Head Butt
  • Honest Liar
  • 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