Paradox

Alex Ianni

Definition

a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory

Examples

  • jumbo shrimp
  • bittersweet
  • wise fool
  • the beginning of the end
  • be cruel to be kind
  • "I can resist anything but temptation." -Oscar Wilde
C2C Lesson: English - What is a Paradox?
Go find an example of Paradox!

Bibliography

"C2C Lesson: English - What Is a Paradox?" YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

"Examples of Paradox." YourDictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

""Come As You Are" Lyrics." NIRVANA LYRICS. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.