Oxymorons from Everyday Life
- Great Depression
- Cruel to be kind
- Pain for pleasure
- Clearly confused
- Beautifully painful
- Original copy
Sentence Examples with Oxymorons
"I am busy doing nothing."
Purpose of Oxymorons
-Adding Flavor to Speech
Understatement – is when something is said that is far less than what is true.
"It's a bit yellow" - while describing a very yellow canary.
"There is some music by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony" - while describing Beethoven's famous work.
"The desert is sometimes dry and sandy" - While describing the driest desert in the world.
Hyperbole – (from Greek – “overshooting”) is an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. It is like the opposite of “understatement.”
“I’ve told you a million times”
“It was so cold, I saw polar bears wearing jackets”
“She is so dumb, she thinks Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company”