This multiple choice worksheet asks your student to identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence or phrase.
A complex literary device, paradox is a statement or situation that appears to be contradictory, but may have a root quality of truth. One of the most famous paradoxes is the liar’s paradox, which says “This statement is false.” If the statement is true, then it negates itself, as it cannot be true and false at the same time. The printable practice worksheets on paradox are below; you may read the details or download them by clicking on the title. These are free for classroom and home use.
In this worksheet your student will match up the figures of speech with the phrase or sentence.
This worksheet asks your student to explain the paradox in each situation.
Here’s a beginning worksheet on identifying paradoxes!
Can your student identify the paradoxes and oxymorons?
This worksheet features some paradoxes in literature.
In this worksheet your student will analyze some famous paradoxical statements.
When something seems to contradict itself but can still be true, we call it a paradox. Identifying a paradox can be confusing. Here is a free worksheet to print out for your students to complete. Examples of a paradox and fill in the blanks can give your students a headstart on mastering a paradox.