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PREFERRED TERM
2553Oxymoron  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction in order to achieve emphasis or to reveal a paradox (e.g. "deafening silence"). 
SOURCE
  • Literary devices (Oxymoron)
  • Μπίλλα 2010
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Kalafata Patritsia (AA)
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URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/2553
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