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Oxymoron & Paradox
Transcript of Oxymoron & Paradox
March 2, 2013 Paradox a figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms; from Gk. oxy, "sharp" and moros, "dull" Definition Classification: Rearrangement Similar Devices/Strategies/Concepts: juxtaposition pun contradictions paradox Opposite Devices/Strategies/Concepts: words that are regularly used together and have a mutual relationship to each other Correlative Contributes to Text: Humor "Twisted" Ideological Position Relationship Act 1, Scene 1: Romeo says, “O brawling love, O loving hate.” Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare "Sad Beautiful Tragic" Taylor Swift Definition: a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true Classification: veridical, falsidical, antinomy, dialetheia Similar Devices/Strategies/Concepts: juxtaposition irony contradiction oxymoron Opposite Devices/Strategies/Concepts: logos "tensions of error and truth simultaneously" witty attention grabbing Contributes to Text: Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare Act 1, Scene 5: Juliet says, "My only love sprung from my only hate." Animal Farm by George Orwell "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." a statement that is contradictory but is actually true the act of placing close together for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development a play on two words similar in sound but different in meaning the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning Chapter 10, Page 96