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1 OXYMORON “What in the Sam Hill is that?” L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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 period of time. of time. C.) OXY – MO - RON: the original names of The Three Stooges D.) None of the above

3 And the answer is… (B) someone who forgot to breathe for a long period of time someone who forgot to breathe for a long period of time Just 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” “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; Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!" 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‘ HHHHe failed English for the third time. What a smart Graham


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