Daily Archives: July 19, 2021

Oxymoron

Oxymoron (ox-y-mo’-ron): Placing two ordinarily opposing terms adjacent to one another. A compressed paradox.


She was a beautiful mess: simultaneously attractive and repelling, like durian, like deadly nightshade. I loved her and I hated her. I was torn in half, and fought with myself to embrace the better half.


Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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