Oxymoron A figure of speech in which apperntly contradictory terms appear in conjuction

-Oxymoron -Night, Elie Wiesel -Page 53

-"...She was smiling her mournful smile as she slipped me a crust of bread. She looked straight into my eyes. I knew she wanted to talk to me but that she was paralyzed with fear.” Page 53.."

This is an example of an oxymoron because smiles are associated with joy and pleasant feelings, although the woman's is linked to fear and anxiety.


Created with images by Mzlle - "woman solitude sadness"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.