An oxymoron is a figure of speech that uses contradictory terms. The most common form of oxymoron involves an oxymoron-noun combination of two words.
These can also be used to create an oxymoron poem.
The calm wind blew,
The sun shone a blinding light.
All around, a deafening silence as,
The atmosphere changed shape.
Oxymorons are used in poetry to create dramatic expression.
Why don’t you try writing a poem using an oxymoron and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
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