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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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3 Comments

  1. Oxymorons are such fun things to play with.
    My favoutire is military intelligence.

    Like

  2. While oxymorons are pure fun, one should not desire to be an oxymoron

    Like

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