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Paradox, Oxymoron and Pun
Transcript of Paradox, Oxymoron and Pun
statement or situation with seemingly contradictory or incompatible components Paradox Oxymoron two contradicting words that use figure of speech to make a point examples baby giant calm storm the beginning of the end examples You have to spend money to make money. a play on words that can have multiple meanings Pun frozen hot chocolate
Animal Farm by George Orwell: "All animals are equal, some more equal than others."
Hamlet by Shakespeare: "I must be cruel to be kind" Less is more. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare: "Good night! Good night! parting is such sweet sorrow." examples in literature the disconnect in logic forces the reader to dig deeper and think of the statement with a different perspective why authors use this: why authors use it: oxymoron comes from greek word meaning "pointedly foolish"
causes the reader to think about the meaning instead of just stating it "O brawling love! O loving hate!
O heavy lightness! Serious vanity! Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health! Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is! This feel I, that feel no love in this" (Romeo and Juliet) writers use puns comically and to create interest in what characters say In Romeo and Juliet, as Mercutio is dying he says, "Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man." In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo says: "Give me the torch I am not for this ambling. Being but heavy, I will bear the light." examples in literature I used to have a fear of mountain climbing but then I got over it. examples Horses are very stable animals. Authors' Use of Language definition: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: "O heavy lightness, serious vanity, misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, still-waking sleep, that is not what it is! This love I feel I, that feel no love in this." definition: examples in literature definition: why authors use this: