Paradox and Oxymoron Activity

About this Worksheet:

An oxymoron is a short phrase that contradicts itself, while a paradox is a larger sentence, situation or idea that is an apparent contradiction. In this worksheet your student will determine which is used in a variety of passages. The worksheet is good practice for Common Core Standards for Language. Primarily for 11 and 12 grades, it may also be used for other grades as appropriate.