Paradox:An apparently self-contradictory statement, or one that seems in conflict with all logic and opinion, yet ,lying behind the superficial absurdity is a meaning or truth.
Some of Donne’s poems are extended paradoxical argument, full of witty comparisons and unexpected
reversals, as, for instance, ’Death, Be Not Proud.
- The child is father of the men.
- There is no one so poor as a wealthy miser.
- Failures are the pillars of success.
A word with the same pronunciation but different meanings. It can also play with words that sound
similar ,but not exactly the same . That jokes humor comes from the confusion of the two meanings.
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