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Friday, August 24, 2018

YOU DON'T SAY FEATURE IN THE SUMMER 2018 ISSUE OF WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE

OXYMORONS

Mike and Morgan explore the pitfalls of the English language, because so many words are misused.  From words that sound alike, to ones that almost sound alike—redundancies, oxymorons and words that don’t really exist but are used every day.  The list goes on, and we’re going to have fun with them in every issue
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s with many other literary and rhetorical devices, oxymorons are used for a variety of purposes. Sometimes they are used to create some sort of drama for the reader or listener, and sometimes they are used to make the person stop and think, whether it's to laugh or to ponder.
One famous oxymoron is the phrase "the same difference." This phrase qualifies as an oxymoron because the words "same" and "difference" have completely opposite meanings. Therefore, bringing them together into one phrase produces a verbally puzzling, yet engaging, effect.

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