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!
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!”
- “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.
- If you can’t convince them, confuse them. Harry S. Truman
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!