Essays Tagged: "Oxymoron"

Global Village, a general description of what the internet is.

schools. These places all exist in a location called the Internet - 'an anarchic eyetem (to use an oxymoron) of public and private computer networks that span the globe.' (Clark 3). This technologica ...

(3 pages) 82 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

She Was a Phantom of Delight

emained a secret.Wordsworth starts off the poem saying, "She was a Phantom of delight". There is an oxymoron here since the word phantom suggests an evil mood, but it brings delight to the speaker. Th ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Essay is about macbeth and how his wife, witch's prophecy, and his conscience lead to his down fall

ugh the fog and filthy air." (Act 1, Scene 1:12-13)This quote is interesting to me because it is an oxymoron. Its impossible how fair can be foul when fair is equal or mild and foul is gross and rotte ...

(3 pages) 61 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In this essay you explore how the poets use of poetic techniques conveys the messages of the poem.

father different ways in which other men have resisted death. The poet's use of metaphors, similes, oxymoron, personification, symbolism and the unusual form of the poem all helped me to see death in ... . And also we can do not have to be old and bitter but we can be happy and joyful.The poet's use of oxymoron has a skilful effect."Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight"This evokes an ima ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Can the world be rid of terrorism without damaging the civil rights of citizens?

gement on our democratic principles and human rights, making a terror free democracy an unfortunate oxymoron. Reforms to Canada's immigration system would unacceptably alter the structure of a country ...

(12 pages) 313 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Operating Definition of Organizational Behavior.

Operating Definition of Organizational BehaviorIs the title Organizational Behavior a dichotomy, an oxymoron or a succinct label for the types of behaviors we observe in all organizations? In some org ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Civil War.

What Is A Civil War?One may believe a civil war is an oxymoron. To most people a civil war is civil if two communities brought their different points to a ...

(3 pages) 127 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

An essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "My Kinsman, Major Molineux."

humiliated, he still retains some dignity within himself. The phrase tar-and-feathery dignity is an oxymoron, yet Hawthorne decided to combine them. This shows the reader that maybe Hawthorne believed ...

(2 pages) 82 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Tracing the American Identity - The evolution thereof.

The American Identity could be considered and oxymoron in and of itself. Fromthe very inception of explorers to the "New Land" to American culture ...

(4 pages) 102 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay explores the true nature of the American Revolution. What is really a true revolution? or a conservative cahnge in leadership.

The American Revolution is sometimes called the "historical oxymoron" (essay,p1) because people look at it as not a total revolution, but more of a conservative ...

(4 pages) 98 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Much Ado About Nothing- William Shakespeare. Discuss how Shakespeare's original script lays the foundations of Branagh's portrayal of the character Don John.

image of disease. He admits that he cannot be who he is not, not even to please others. This is an oxymoron in itself, an 'honest villain.' He would rather be himself then act happy in front of someo ...

(7 pages) 59 3 4.6 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

A critical appreciation of "From the Prelude" by William Wordsworth

language used in the poem is simple and clear so that everyone can understand it. The poet uses an oxymoron in describing the joy of stealing the boat, the joy of doing something wrong when he takes ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


used her amazing persuasive powers to try and prevent Egypt being taken over by the Romans.It is an oxymoron to say that queen Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of Egypt, because she was not an Egyptian. ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Through a comparison of two passages discuss how effectively Keenan conveys his experience of solitary confinement.

he devices I will be looking at are; simile, metaphor, assonance, alliteration, personification and oxymoron. The two passages I will be comparing in this essay are pg. 62 -70, from the chapter entitl ... personification in this passage is used to intensify the experience of psychological breakdown.The oxymoronic phrases like 'exquisite pain' are used by Keenan to make the reader realise that two appa ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Oxymoron

The dictionary describes oxymoron as "a rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined". Contrary ... l figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined". Contrary to popular belief, the oxymoron is not a mentally challenged steer. In plain English, it's putting words together that, by ... d see if I am able to explain things better than "educational television" can.Sometimes we make the oxymoron make sense to us like saying "healthy chocolate". But think about the oxymoron, "Deafening ...

(2 pages) 12 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Media Bias after September 11

edia responsibility.To some the very idea of media ethics appears paradoxical: the phrase itself an oxymoron. How could journalists possibly hope to get at stories that matter if they have to be compl ...

(5 pages) 159 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

A review of Richard White's "The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River"

n excellent job of linking relationships between man, the river, and salmon. The title itself is an oxymoron that displays White's idea that the Columbia River has been capitalized and made into a pro ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

A commentary of "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

application of various techniques including diction, imagery, enjambment, contrast, repetition and oxymoron, the poem comes across as shocking with the intensity of feeling and the passionate sadness ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.5 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Different Colours of Journalism: An Opinion Piece on Journalism

were any more sizes he could have mentioned.No wonder they say that 'Professional Journalism' is an oxymoron!Why are we picking on the small scribes? After all, how many of us have seen the 'big' ones ...

(2 pages) 15 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

A Critical Look Into "Citizen Soldiers" by Stephen E. Ambrose

conflict. The term “ Citizen Soldier” as well as the title of this book, is in itself an oxymoron. As one enters the military, they are no longer citizens of the United States but are asset ...

(8 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American