Presentation on theme: "“What in the Sam Hill is that?”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “What in the Sam Hill is that?” L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.OXYMORON“What in the Sam Hill is that?”
2 OXYMORON DEFINITION QUIZ IS IT:A.) OXYMORON: the guy who invented that stuff that takes stains out of clothes.B.) OXYMORON: someone who forgot to breathe for a long periodof time.C.) OXY – MO - RON: the original names of The Three StoogesD.) None of the above
3 And the answer is…(B)someone who forgot to breathe for a long period of timeJust Kidding!The true definition of OXYMORON is:a figure of speech containing an apparent contradiction.for example:“Jumbo shrimp”“silent scream”“bitter sweet”“deafening silence”
4 How Shakespeare used the OXYMORON From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet."Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!O heavy lightness, serious vanity; Misshapenchaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead,bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!"You can say that again?
5 Commonly used OXYMORONS 'Is the glass half full or half empty?''We won't say yes and we won't say no, but I'm giving you a definite maybe''You must try this new ice cream. It really is awfully good''Our next-door neighbor's dog is pretty ugly‘He failed English for the third time. What a smart Graham