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Definition essay: Relevant unimportance (Defining: " oxymoron" )


jorgearmando18 8 / 32 9  
Nov 6, 2013   #1
Hello, this is an essay for my English Composition college class. I really need to do GREAT on this, I haven't in my previous 2 essays and if I don't get a 100 in the next two I will not be able to reach an A.

Thank you very much for your help.

Relevant unimportance
Now a days, one can realize that life has turned to be a beautiful anarchy. Everything everyday seems a contradiction to everything. We probably many times become one as well. Perhaps is just that actually, we are an oxymoron.

The oldest available evidence of the use of "oxymoron" dates back to the 1640. At that time, because of the word's Greek roots, it was spelled as ὀξύμωρον. It's interesting that its Greek roots mean sharp and dull, making the word itself oxymoronic. The word oxymoron is a figure of speech and it refers to a contradiction of terms- like if words were to fight against each other. It creates emphasis, irony, and it's thought-provoking. The complete understanding of it is probably the most complex simplicity.

One of the beauties of the oxymoron is that it's exclusive. As Richard Watson said, "unless we sit back and really think, we happily accept them as normal English." An oxymoron carries serious, deep meaning when is understood, but its use is risky- many could let it go just as another nonsense phrase.

An oxymoron goes beyond being only a figure of speech. Just as a metaphor can create a more vivid image, an oxymoron can provoke deeper thoughts. It can also explain a complexity in such a beautiful way, that although it might not allow you to actually understand it, it will give you a pleasant time trying to do so. An oxymoron can make you laugh, realize, regret, or even feel touched. It is reality in the most surrealistic way.

As it's been said, life many times it's an oxymoron and we are as well. Plenty of the time we fight to achieve the saddest happiness, we love the suffering, and our 1 world is actually 7000 billion individual worlds. It's not wrong that it's like that, of course, because what's wrong is right and what's right is wrong, depending on the perspective. That's why we don't change besides knowing that we live in an oxymoron. War gives peace, and death might be life. Still, we remain the same, even though some say that change is the only constant. What's the point after all this? Anyway? To give the best definition of an oxymoron: life, indeed.

But of course, this essay might be seen as nothing else than another cliché of life being compared to whatever. It's very likely that it is. But hey! Just as Samuel Goldwing said, "whenever you're told a script is full of old clichés: let's have some new clichés." At the end, this goes as another read, relevant unimportance.
iamnicholas1 10 / 17 1  
Nov 14, 2013   #2
Now a days one can realize that(Try "Today, it is easy for one to realize that life is chaotic with contradictions") This way, it takes out your first and second sentences. life has turned to be a beautiful anarchy. Everything everyday seems a contradiction to everything . We probably many times become one as well.("In many cases, we ourselves can embody these oppositions as well.")Perhaps is just that actually, we are an oxymoron. ("Perhaps we are just oxymorons.")

The oldest available evidence of the use of "oxymoron" dates back to the 1640. At that time, because of the word's Greek roots, it was spelled as ὀξύμωρον. It's interesting that its Greek roots mean sharp and dull, making the word itself oxymoronic. The word oxymoron is a figure of speech and it refers to a contradiction of terms- like if words were to fight against each other. It creates emphasis, irony, and it's thought-provoking. The complete understanding of it is probably the most complex simplicity.I see what you're trying to do here, but it comes off as a bit awkward. Maybe try rethinking this.

I really enjoyed where you were taking this essay. Just be careful to not turn an essay about an oxymoron into one of repetitions. Good luck!!

- Nick


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