Paradox Worksheets

What is a Paradox?

What is a Paradox?A paradox is a complex literary device, paradox is a statement or situation that appears to be contradictory, but may have a root quality of truth. The paradox worksheets below will help students answer the question, "what is a paradox?".

Figurative Language: What Is It?

This multiple choice worksheet asks your student to identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence or phrase.

Working with Figurative Language

In this worksheet your student will match up the figures of speech with the phrase or sentence.

Discuss the Paradox

This worksheet asks your student to explain the paradox in each situation.

Identify the Paradox

Here’s a beginning worksheet on identifying paradoxes!

Paradox and Oxymoron Activity

Can your student identify the paradoxes and oxymorons?

Paradox in Literature

This worksheet features some paradoxes in literature.

Paradox: Quotations and Sayings

In this worksheet your student will analyze some famous paradoxical statements.

Warm Up to Paradox!

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.