Oxymoron

oxy..moron!!!! amirite? ;)

what is it you may ask?

  • a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect


ya'll got it now, right?

Oxymoron Song - Schoolhouse Rock Parody

Oxymoron simplified

  • an oxymoron is simply conjoining contradictory terms
  • The word oxymoron is an oxymoron itself. It comes from two Greek words meaning "sharp" and "dull".
Seriously Funny Oxymorons - Mr. Palindrome's Kids Vlog #8

The difference between oxymoron and paradox

  • While Paradox is a statement or a group of statements, oxymoron is a combination of two contradictory terms. In simple words, paradox is considered to be an action that is contradictory and oxymoron is a description of a phrase, which is contradictory.


Paradox - Nobody goes to that restaurant because it is too crowded.

Oxymoron - Great Depression & clearly confused

Works Cited

Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Examples of Oxymorons." YourDictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Examples of Paradox." YourDictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (Official Video)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Oxymoron Song - Schoolhouse Rock Parody." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Seriously Funny Oxymorons - Mr. Palindrome's Kids Vlog #8." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

Homework :-)

watch Interstellar :)
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