What is an example of an oxymoron in Macbeth?
In the first scene : "When the battle's lost and won."
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A term consisting of two contradictory words. Example: Tiny Giant.Note: the out come of the term does not affect wether or not it isan oxymoron. Also, the words have to contradict the meaning of theword, not just the word. Example: Liquid metal. Liquid metal is NOTan oxymoron. metal is usually solid…, but it is not defined as such. ( Full Answer )
An oxymoron is a conjoined pair of (seemingly) contradictory terms, e.g. deafening silence, pretty ugly, same difference, silent scream, or jumbo shrimp. The pairing, while apparently paradoxical, will usually have a coherent meaning. Also, you can think of an oxymoron as a contradiction or para…doxical phrase used intentionally for rhetorical affect. It consists usually of two words normally considered impossible to connect. Examples might be "tough love", "sometimes you must be cruel to be kind", or this, from the link below: Tennyson's Idylls of the King contains two oxymorons: "And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true" An oxymoron used as a figure of speech would be "lead balloon" (a misguided effort or creation). Although it is possible to make a lead balloon, it would almost certainly not function as a balloon. (see related question and links) An oxymoron is 2 words put together that do not match. eg. fuel-efficient Hummer A group of word that are opposite. EXAMPLES: JUMBO SHRIMP CLEAN DUMPSTER HATER OF LOVE ( Full Answer )
Oxymorons are two words that are right by each other that can mean exactly opposite things like: big shrimp, pretty ugly, stupid genius, a little big, accurate estimate, awfully nice, baby giant, barely dressed, young adult, true lies, etc.
An oxymoron is a figure of speech combining terms that are usuallycontradictory of one another. Some examples are: jumbo shrimp / colossal shrimp /extremely average /same difference/ living dead / bad health / calculated risk / cruel to be kind /the sound of silence ~ deafening silence / open secret… /almostpregnant / brutally handsome / blind eye / guest host / realisticfiction / unbiased opinion. Some examples you will find are offered as oxymorons to make apoint, such as: honest lawyer military intelligence business ethics religious tolerance Microsoft Works What an Oxymoron Is The original oxymoron is "sweet and sour" (the Greek elements are:'oxy' = acid, sharp and 'moron' = sweet, soft) -- nowadays"bittersweet" is perhaps the most common example, describingsomething that gives us pleasure but also has elements of sadness,regret or disappointment. An oxymoron is therefore a phrase usuallyinvolving two terms that seem to be contradictory or paradoxicalbut are both true. It should be distinguished from "a contradictionin terms" which means that one term or the other is likely to beuntrue, that one term logically excludes the other one (the classicjoke is "military intelligence"), however people often use the term"oxymoron" for a "contradiction in terms". Perhaps what is most paradoxical and a little ironic is thatoxymorons are often used in the English language and they areusually perfectly well understood, even though they arecontradictory. But, then again, the boundaries of language and theshifting landscape of experience never quite match up, so it's auseful method of making people think about what you are trying todescribe. The following sentences and phrases are examples of oxymorons. Theoxymorons are underlined and there is a brief explanation of whythe underlined is considered an oxymoron. . His novel created a mild sensation in literary circles. Asensation is usually defined as an intense feeling. Something thatis mild is lukewarm. . The lady is 90 years young. 90 years is considered to be old,so it is oxymoronic to put 'young' after years. . A woman killed with kindness. Killing somebody is murder and isseen as an unkind act. . The silence was deafening. Something that is deafening isusually thought of to be a loud noise, but silence is completelyquiet. . He was clearly misunderstood. To be misunderstood means thatpeople felt that what you said was unclear or was confusing. . We were fishing and caught some jumbo shrimp. Shrimp are smallcreatures and the word 'shrimp' is also used as an adjective forsomething that is small. Something that is jumbo is big. . Bob took a working vacation. A vacation is a resting periodwhere you can get away from work. . Rough embrace An embrace is caring and gentle opposed to beingrough. . Friendly fire A term usually used when a soldier is killed by afellow soldier. Shooting at people is unfriendly, yet there isfriendly fire. . Non-violent restraint Restraint is often times violent sinceyou are witholding somebody from doing what they want to do. . Cold heat How can heat, that is hot, be cold? . Icy fire Something that is 'icy' is cold, whereas 'fire' ishot. . Feather of lead A feather is light in terms of weight, whereaslead is heavy. . Don't be a Moving Statue . This is a term often used inBaseball. Statues are incapable of moving body parts. To be movingis to be in action. Thus the irony. . "Hells Angels" Hell Is In The Bottom Of The World And AngelsLive In Heaven. --- Here is a long paragraph with lots of them: I can picture my friend 'Barking' Eddie, it's a pretty ugly sight.I see him half-naked, sipping non-alcoholic beer from his plasticglass. Then from time-to-time he nibbles on his cold hotdog, whichis smothered in hot chili sauce. For pudding Eddie will be havingfreezer-burnt, white chocolate ice cream, with a plain fudgetopping. Next week Eddie will be chaotically organizing a workingholiday for Hell's Angels. This is a new tradition, as they will bespending a whole half-day on the top floor of his low-rise office.They are hoping to watch a live recording of a programme aboutturning green oranges into non-stick glue. --- Observations in Literature . 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! Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is! This love feel I, that feel no love in this." (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ) . "A yawn may be defined as a silent yell." (G.K. Chesterton) __________________________ jumbo shrimp small giant great fail pretty ugly military intelligance Deafening silence A huge nothing Judges are supposed to have unbiased opinions. bright night Canadian army democratic southerners Larger half clearly confused horrifically amazing pretty awful awfully wonderful huge step ( Full Answer )
The jumbo shrimp are a little bigger today. He was trying to get the small elephant into his truck. His infidelity is an open secret. The proposal was met by deafening silence. (see related question)
Well in act1 scene 1 there are some uses of oxymoroms made by romeo. This is: cold fire feather of lead bright smoke and sick health
Cruel kindness - poor little rich girl - make haste slowly - living death - fiend angelical
Oxymorons from Act I Scene V of Romeo & Juliet: . "My only love sprung from my only hate!"
Act 1 of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is rife withmultiple uses of poetic oxymoron's. In the first line "love/loving"is attached to the two oxymoron's of "brawling" and "hate." Theoxymoron here is love is assumed to be tranquil rather thanconfrontation brawls, and hate is its polar opposite.… "Feather oflead," is another glaring oxymoron of this metal's heaviness to theseeming weightlessness of a quill. ( Full Answer )
An example is in the first act is when Romeo says: "Why then, 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 healt..." Check the definition of o…xymoron! ;) ( Full Answer )
The death of Macbeth wife , children and servants. When Ross first declares to Macbeth that his family is "at peace",the audience already knows what happened.
Oxymoron: a phrase that has internal disagreement. a phrase of two words where the two words disagree with one another . Bittersweet . an honest politician . Clearly misunderstood . Defeaning silence . Alone together . Open secret . Act naturally . Seriously funny . Definite maybe . Sam…e Difference . Microsoft Works . Cold HotDog . Police protection . Military intelligence . Jumbo Shrimp . Permanent temp . Boneless ribs . Daily special . Educated guess . Just war ( Full Answer )
Just one off the top of my head "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No. This my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red." from Act 2, scene 2
The oxymorons will be in bold font: Romeo and Juliet Act 3 scene 2 lines 73-79: O serpent heart , hid with a flow'ring face ! ('serpent heart and flow'ring face') Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant , fiend angelical ! ('beautiful and tyrant') ('fiend and angelical') Dove…-feather'd raven , wolvish-ravening lamb ! (dove feathered and raven) (wolvish ravening and lamb) DispisÃ©d substance of divinest show ! (dispised and divinest) Just opposite to what thou justly seem'st, A damnÃ©d saint , an honourable villain ! (damned and saint) (honourable and villain) I also reinforced where they are by putting the words that are opposites in the same bracket. ( Full Answer )
A conceit is basically an extended metaphor. Most metaphors found in Macbeth, when looked at more closely are conceits. Here is an example of a conceit in Act 2. "The innocent sleep, sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care, the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, balm of hurt m…inds, great natures second course, chief nourisher in life's feast." (II.ii.36-39) it compares the concept of 'sleep' to many dissimilar things, proving it firstly, to be a metaphor, and secondly, since it compares one concept to a variety of things without there being a change to the concept, it proves to be an example of conceit. I hope this was helpful. ( Full Answer )
An oxymoron is where you put two words together which have contradicting meanings. Five examples might be: 1. A short marathon. 2. A calm storm. 3. A rich pauper. 4. A dark light colour. 5. An intelligent idiot. If you have a think about it, you should now be able to come up with lots… of your own examples. ( Full Answer )
This can be seen in Henry James' book 'The American' (1877). Lee Clark Mitchell, writer, editor and critic, identified and expounded on this feature of James' style in this novel, saying: . The motif* of marital possession has been frequently seized by critics to investigate other implications in …a marriage of polar opposites (American entrepreneur, French countess). Yet few note that wedding the incongruous defines not only the novel's plot but also its dominant rhetorical figure, oxymoron, which winds obsessively through a narrative that everywhere presents experience paradoxically. Moreover, oxymoron is registered differently throughout, serving sometimes as sign of naivety, at others as mark of sophistication, at still others as token of an ability to resist possession at another's hands. In a novel where possibilities of mutual possession are so exhaustively explored, no single reading ensues from the oxymoronic contortions that mark this theme rhetorically. At the level of character development, however, one nicely teleological progression does develop: Christopher Newman's response to an exotic Parisian milieu, traceable as an arc that extends from his delight in the vividly oxymoronic Claire de Cintre to his later renunciation of such.... (Extract from Lee Clark Mitchell's review entitled 'A Marriage of Opposites: Oxymorons, Ethics, and James's 'The American ', published in the Henry James Review - Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 1998, pp. 1-16) . Mitchell draws attention to Henry James' frequent use of oxymoronic 'marital' motifs throughout this book which has become a classic. . In analysing James' style, Mitchell observes that Henry James not only paints a tale of a wedding of opposites, but also draws our attention to the very fact that oxymorons permeate James' novel, and that the author is making outstanding use of this 'oxymoronic' style in order to develop the plot and all its implications. . Mitchell also suggests that the story be read more than once in order to appreciate the 'bigger picture' that James was revealing by the frequent use of oxymorons. Mitchel highlights the fact that James' 'marriage of opposites' oxymorons occurs not only with respect to literal marriages but also in his literary marriages of words and ideas, pairing apparently incongruous concepts in order to convey greater truths.. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . A motif in this context refers to a distinctive or dominant idea, a recurring concept, that runs through a literary work.. For more information see Related links below this box. ( Full Answer )
when lady Macbeth calls out to evil spirits and tells them to "unsex" her when Macbeth addresses the ghost of banquo
"The warm bittersweet smell of clean Negro..." pg. 135 in the book with Scout in the front. It is an oxymoron because bitter means the opposite of sweet. They have contrasting meanings.
Act 5 scene 3 line 40 is an allusion to senecaor "no man may heal and loose from guilty bands my mind defilled.
An oxymoron is a contradiction in terms. Such things as smart blond, sober alcoholic, stupid genius, ect. are oxymorons. They contradict themselves by the perceived opposites used together. "A sunshiny, rainy day in Florida is an apparent oxymoron, but in that state, both happen at the same time.…" ( Full Answer )
Greed is the accumulation of possessions in excess. A prime example in the Shakespearean play is the greedy grasp for the kingship that Macbeth [c. 1014-August 15, 1057] and his Lady [b. c. 1015] show. It isn't enough that Macbeth is General to the King's Army and Thane of Cawdor. When he becomes …Thane of Cawdor, he immediately considers the crown that the three witches predict will be his. It doesn't matter that King Duncan I [d. August 14, 1040] makes it clear that his elder son, the future King Malcolm III [d. November 13, 1093], is being groomed to succeed him on the job. And Macbeth's Lady is the same way. The powerful Cawdor title and the profitable, wealthy Cawdor possessions aren't an end. They become the means to a royal end. ( Full Answer )
Lewis Carrol's "Shes all my fancy painted him" is an example of oxymoron. oxymoron is conjoining contradictory terms.
Many songs use a oxymoron. Deadfish Handshakes -Turning a Blind Eyeis one as well as, Three Days Grace - Scared "So real these voicesin my head.", Skillets- Never surrender "You're scared to seeyourself?", and 50 cents - Poor Lil' Rich.
An epiphany is a manifestation or showing forth. An example occurs in the first half of the play 'Macbeth'. It's the ghost appearing after Banquo's murder and sitting in the newly crowned Macbeth's chair, in Act 3 Scene 4.
There is a great deal of denotation in Macbeth, including anydialog or up front plot points. Denotation simply is what isimmediately evident by reading the text of a work.
"I don't ache like I used to, yes I do," ~ Yes I do by Rascal Flatts
jumbo shrimp . military intelligence . pretty ugly . awful good . slightly extreme . working vacation . alone together . original copy . definite maybe . civil war
How would you use the word oxymoron in a sentence not an oxymoron but the word oxymoron not an example of an oxymoron but the word oxymoron?
George Carlin referred to "military intelligence" as an oxymoron in one of his comedy performances.
Macbeth is an example of a play, a king, a Scotsman, a taboo word,a character, and a truly maligned historical figure.
EX: The sandstorm brought on a bout of dry rain from all directions. The "dry rain" is a metaphor and an oxymoron.
I have a packet with this question for school. Although, we need two examples in chapter 3 I only found 1. Sorry but I hope this might still help. Ex #1: Morosely gratified
From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: 'Here is much to do with hate, but more with love. Why then, O bawling love! O bawling hate! O anything! of nothing first create! O heavy lightness! serious vanity! Mis-shapen chaos and well seeming forms.'
Some well-known examples of oxymoronic poetry include thefollowing: Yesterday upon the stair I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today Oh, how I wish he'd go away [William Hughes Mearns; 1899] One fine day, quite late at night Two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced… each other, Drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise and came and killed those two dead boys. [anon] O brawling love, O loving hate, O any thing of nothing first create! O heavy lightness, serious vanity, Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!, Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!' [Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet; circa 1591-5] ( Full Answer )
Responsible Drinking Act Naturally Alone Together Clearly Misunderstood Exact Estimate Old News Original Copies Same Difference New Classic Sweet Sorrow Living Dead Girly Man Terribly Pleased Plastic Glasses Loose Tights Small Crowd Why Is "Abbreviation" Such A Long W…ord? Half Full Bad Luck All Natural Artificial Flavor Cruel Kindness Moving Statue ( Full Answer )
Here's one example: "blood will have blood" (Act 3, Scene 4, line 121); in other words, "a killing will be revenged by another killing."
Romeo gives vent to a bunch toward the end of scene 1. You know, "O brawling love, O loving hate" and so on.
Definition of oxymoro: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear together Definition of news: Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. Therefore, news cannot be old, so the word old contradicts the word news, therefore creating …an oxymoron. ( Full Answer )
Macbeth starts out heroic and ends up evil, whereas the thane of Cawdor starts out evil and dies somewhat heroically. Macbeth starts out with a conscience and Lady Macbeth without one. By the end of the play, they trade places. Even the phrase "fair is foul and foul is fair" has parallel structure.
An oxymoron is when two contradictory words are combined. Noticehow in each set of words, the words are almost opposites. 1. Crash landing 2. Jumbo shrimp 3. Half full 4. Science fiction 5. Slumber party 6. Almost done 7. Wise fool 8. Hot dog 9. Awfully nice 10. Pretty ugly 11.oxymoron
'his eyes were blue, blazing ice' pg.13 blazing annotates fire,while ice annotates the coolness and they'd be opposites...
No, that is a descriptive adjective. An oxymoron would be two things that contradict each other such as "clean dirt" or dumb Asians.
"It was a pleasure to burn." "It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed" Both on page one of The Hearth and the Salamander in the first two lines. They are oxymorons because they are contradicting the joy that Montag is getting out of a destructive act.
1.catherine seems pretty ugly in her attitude 2.she's acting like a livind dead 3.dina tells an open secret in the class 4.the story that you tell to me today is seriously funny 5.donny have the same difference as mark
An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two words which by their very definition appear to directly contradict each other are used together. Often a seemingly contradictory adjective is used to emphasize the noun, as in "deafening silence". "Clearly confused" is an oxymoron because "confused" mea…ns to be befuddled or unclear about something, and "clear" is directly the opposite of that. ( Full Answer )
the best known is 'military intelligence'. but you can make up your own:- fighting for peace! caring conservatives...
The Harry Potter series was full of interesting language includingoxymoron's. For some people, good withes and good wizards areexamples of oxymoron's as are pleasant enchantments because theybelieve all magic is bad. At times in the series, Harry felt alonewhen surrounded by people, someone told a h…armless lie, or pulled aharmless prank. ( Full Answer )
oxymoron: a figure of speech with a pair of apparentlycontradictory terms Stanza 11, line 5: dirges of his Hope Stanza 15, line 3: desert land enchanted Stanza 18, line 5: lies floating
Jumbo shrimp . Military Intelligence . Competent government . good cop . almost exactly . good grief . sanitary landfill . small crowd . clearly misunderstood
Oxymorons are just statements that contradict each other. For instance: Pretty Ugly: She was pretty ugly when I first met her from online. Intense Calm: An intense calm came over the jungle one evening,signifying a storm was approaching. . Deafening silence: There was a deafening silence at the …meetingjust then. . Random order: The list was in random order. . Original copy: He had an original copy of the book. ( Full Answer )