George Carlin referred to "military intelligence" as an oxymoron in one of his comedy performances.
The antonym of an oxymoron is a tautology. For example: "almost exactly" is an oxymoron. "Tiny little" is a tautology.
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well, as an English literature teacher, i suppose oxymoron is used to contrast two opposite things to reinforce the they some what have a connection. an example may be : rich poor boy. suggesting that he was once rich but now he is poor.
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When two opposite words are used in one phrase. An example of an oxymoron is "clearly confused"
The term 'jumbo shrimp' is an example of an oxymoron. The term 'military intelligence' is not a true oxymoron, but it seems that way sometimes. He was not the first veterinarian to discover that a 'small elephant' was an oxymoron.
An 'austere clown' is an example of an oxymoron.
When Timothy says something
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EX: The sandstorm brought on a bout of dry rain from all directions. The "dry rain" is a metaphor and an oxymoron.
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In the first scene : "When the battle's lost and won."
It would be an oxymoron.
can you give me an example of declamation poem? can you give me an short example of declamation poem?