Paradox -- a seemingly true statement or group of statements that lead to a contradiction or a situation which seems to defy logic or intuition

. Examples:  It is unanimously decided not to decide anything.  I came to know that I don’t know anything.  War for peace  Passion destroys passion.  We want what puts an end to wanting what we want. Oxymoron --a figure of speech that com ines contradictory terms. Oxymorons appear in a !ariety of contexts" including inad!ertent errors such as ground pilot and literary oxymorons crafted to re!eal a paradox. Examples:  #ow is it possi le to ha!e a ci!il war$  %awn may e defined as a silent yell.  I hate intolerant people.  We picked a ad year to ha!e a good year.  #ealth food makes me sick. &llusion -- & figure of speech that makes a reference to or representation of" a place" e!ent" literary work" myth" or work of art" either directly or y implication. '. #. & rams defined allusion as (a rief reference" explicit or indirect" to a person" place or e!ent" or to another literary work or passage(. Examples:  )enator O ama*s call to *ask not +ust what our go!ernment can do for us" ut what we can do for oursel!es* had an e!en more direct connection to the inaugural address of the first ,.I. ,eneration president of the -nited )tates.  I !iolated the .oah rule: predicting rain doesn*t count/ uilding arks does.  I was not orn in a manger. I was actually orn on 0rypton and sent here y my father" 1or-el" to sa!e the Planet Earth.  #arriet 2u man was called the 'oses of her time.  2o act or not to act" that was 'aria*s dilemma.

In dramatic works and poetry written in or translated into English" such a figure of speech is often introduced y the exclamation (O(.&postrophe -. Examples:  (Where" O death" thy sting$ where" O death" thy !ictory$(  O elo3uent"+ust" and mighty 4eath 5  O my friends and there is no friend.  O lack night" nurse of the golden eyes5  O" pardon me" thou leeding piece of earth" that I am meek and gentle with these utchers5 .is an exclamatory rhetorical figure of speech" when a speaker or writer reaks off and directs speech to an imaginary person or a stract 3uality or idea.