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1 Complete section one of today’s packet, Journaling.
DO NOW Complete section one of today’s packet, Journaling.

2 I am "absolutely unsure" Of oxymorons today
I am "absolutely unsure" Of oxymorons today. But these phrases get "pretty ugly" Without much delay. "Small crowd" and "jumbo shrimp" Just to name a few. "New antiques," "original copy" "Tough love" and "soft rock," too. It is definitely a "real fantasy" To see oxymorons at work. But it can end up "bitter sweet" Because they will drive you berserk! So, let's call up that "honest politician" And sing to him "sweet sorrow" But I'm sure it will be to no avail Since these oxymorons will be here tomorrow. OXYMORON

3 Oxymoron the use of contradictory terms for effect.
If used sparingly and appropriately, the device can add imagery to writing and enhance the emotional effect. Examples: a wise fool, sad joy, living death, bittersweet, awful good, pretty ugly

4 We want the reader to “feel” her pain!
Spice it up! The woman, so racked with pain, couldn't make a sound. We want the reader to “feel” her pain! The pain left her nothing but silent screams as it twisted her body with endless agony.

5 Shakespeare Shakespeare is well-known for using oxymorons in his plays. One famous oxymoron appears in Act 3: Scene 4 of Hamlet after Hamlet has killed Pontius. Hamlet says, “I must be cruel, only to be kind”.

6 Further Examples "Parting is such sweet sorrow." ~ Romeo and Juliet
"So foul and fair a day I have not seen!" ~ Macbeth

7 Romeo is an oxymoron? O brawling love! O loving hate!
O anything of nothing first create! O heavy lightness, serious vanity! Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health! ~ Romeo and Juliet

8 Untitled Write down 5 examples of oxymorons from the video clip.

9 Explain… Explain the oxymoron in the following song titles:
1. “Manchild” by Eels    2. “Positive Tension” by Bloc Party    3. “Bad Luck” by Social Distortion

10 “On The Grasshopper And Cricket”
By John Keats The poetry of earth is never dead: When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead; That is the Grasshopper's—he takes the lead In summer luxury,—he has never done With his delights; for when tired out with fun He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed. The poetry of earth is ceasing never: On a lone winter evening, when the frost Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills The Cricket's song, in warmth increasing ever, And seems to one in drowsiness half lost, The Grasshopper's among some grassy hills.

11 Create Your Own! Work with your team to list as many oxymorons as you can in 5 minutes. Write them in the space below. Write a poem about Thanksgiving that uses an oxymoron. Underline your oxymoron.

12 Theme Stations Station One: Author’s Background
Edgar Allan Poe and Maya Angelou Station Two: Theme Poe and Angelou Station Three: Theme Thomas and Shakur 25 Minutes to Complete

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