Practical English Usage
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In antithesis, the same sentence contains a striking opposition or contrast of words or sentiments. Antithesis is employed to secure emphasis.
Oxymoron is a special form of antithesis. It conjoins two terms that in ordinary usage are contraries.
Phrases like 'pleasing pains', 'I burn and freeze' and 'loving hate' are all examples of oxymoron.
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