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What literary technique this example "Flaming ice" is?



A. Hyperbole
B. Metaphor
C. Oxymoron
D. Paradox

This question is part of Language Techniques
Asked by Coulter, Last updated: Jun 03, 2019

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C. Perez

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C. PerezWriter, Writer, Cleveland
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Answered on Jun 13, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, Oxymoron. An oxymoron is a figure of speech. It occurs when two contradictory terms are used at the same time. This statement is clearly an example of one. Flaming refers to heat and something that is extremely hot. The other word in this statement is ice.

We know ice to be cold, so the use of these two words together would be an oxymoron. Another example of an oxymoron is jumbo shrimp. Jumbo is a word to describe something extremely big. Traditionally, shrimp are tiny, so the statement jumbo shrimp would be contradictory.

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L. Thornton

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L. ThorntonStudent, MBA, Los Angles
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Answered on Jun 03, 2019

The oxymoron is a term for a figure of speech that is made up of two or more words that appear to be the opposite of each other, or they genuinely are the opposite of each other. An excellent example of this is “jumbo shrimp.” An oxymoron is a rhetorical device that uses self-contradiction to demonstrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a cleverly hidden paradox.

It represents different terms; both teamed up to mean something that sounds ironic. Flaming ice is an oxymoron because ice is supposed to be cold, and blazing ice makes it look as if the ice was so hot that it is on fire. The literal meaning of an oxymoron is a sharp moron.

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John Smith

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Answered on Nov 02, 2016

Oxymoron
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