There are billions of words in the dictionary. There are many types of words around the world too. Some words are used in the text, some are used in poetry and some are used in different kinds of writing. Literary device is one of the important types of word. While there are hundreds of literary devices have been created, there are 24 common types of literary devices.
In our literacy class, our teacher have assigned our. classmate for different literary devices. She called it a mini lesson, which all of us will get one literary device and do some research to teach our classmates. Those research include, the meaning of the words, some examples and activity to make sure everyone understands the words.
I got a relaxing task which do a mini-presentation for a word call Oxymoron. What I need to do is to look up what the word first and then I’ll go deeper and deeper. I’m in-charge of this word, so I want to make sure that all of my friends will understand this word. Let’s get started!
In Greek, Oxy mean sharp and moron mean foolish. Together, we call it an Oxymoron. Oxymoron originally put into a meaningful paradox and condensed into a couple of words such as Lonely crowded and sweet sorrow. Oxymoron also known as a figure of speech in which two opposites ideas are joined to create affect. The common oxymoron phrase is a combination of an adjective and preceded by a noun with contrasting meaning like living death. We don’t call a person oxymoron, but we describe them. Oxymoron usually use for style, to adding flavor to the speech, for entertainment and for drama effect. I also using oxymoron in my writing, but you don’t realize it. You can go check the first paragraph again. See? I use a word relaxing task. The word relaxing always mean easy and free. Task mean something that you need to get done and sometimes it difficult. I use this word because it sounds fun and make it more interesting. At the end of the presentation, I also have a game which I’m adopted from Study website. This game is just to test everyone understanding with making oxymoron. I learn a lot from this self discovery and understand word.