I love that word.
It has so much character.
Of course, examples of this type of figure of speech have character too.
They’re contradictory, satirical, rebellious, and downright conflicting in nature.
That’s because, by definition, an oxymoron is a combination of words that contradict each other like the phrase “new antiques.”
Are they “new” or are they “antique”?
Oxymorons are a fun figure of speech to share with your children. They can hunt for them in literature or use them in their daily speech.
I think it would be neat to have an Oxymoron Day where you try to catch as many oxymorons written or spoken as you can. You could also try to USE as many oxymorons as you can throughout your day.
Just a thought.
Anyway, below is a list of oxymorons to share with your children. This is by no means complete. There are just too many oxymorons floating around out there (and being created daily) for me to include in this list. But I thought I’d at least give you a sampling. Enjoy!
accidentally on purpose
alone in a crowd
less is more
(a) little big
poor little rich girl
real-life fairy tale
thinking out loud
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Did you and your children have fun with this list of oxymorons? I hope you did. You are more than welcome to share this list of rebellious phrases with anyone you like, just don’t blame me if it causes any conflict in your life. 😉