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  1. “Paradox” vs. “Oxymoron”: How To Tell The (Seemingly Similar) Difference

    When parents become empty nesters after their kids head off to college, they may be surprised by the¬†deafening silence of their home. The emptiness can be¬†bittersweet as mom and dad find themselves alone together. In the above sentences, these parents are dealing with quite a few contradictions. Are these examples of oxymorons or paradoxes? Or, is an oxymoron a synonym for a paradox? Let’s take …