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Oxymoron Fun…

August 1, 2013
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Oxymoron – a figure of speech with words having incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect

As writers we are constantly playing with words, choosing the perfect word to best describe a situation or character. Utilizing our word knowledge and consciously increasing it as we develop our art. Let’s have some fun!

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I found a great blog post, which I wanted to re-blog but it doesn’t let me 😦 so please follow the link: http://atkinsbookshelf.wordpress.com/tag/famous-oxymorons/

A few from the bard himself, Shakespeare –  “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”, “Parting is such sweet sorrow”, “O brawling love! O loving hate!”

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  • “I can resist anything, except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde
  • Simplicity is not a simple thing.” – Charles Chaplin
  • Responsible Drinking? Now that’s an Oxymoron.” – Aaron Howard
  • I am a deeply superficial person.”Andy Warhol
  • No one will ever win the battle of the sexes: there’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.
    -Henry Kissinger
  • If you can’t convince them, confuse themHarry S. Truman

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Do you have any favorites you would like to share? Have you created any of your own?

I describe my Rumble character as a cute monster!

Rumble's First Scare

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