Symbols play an important role in expressing mental constructs that simple statements fail to do. Symbols are animate or inanimate objects signifying or standing for some other thing.
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
they have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts."
In the above mentioned lines of 'As You Like It' Shakespeare takes the big picture - the world - and symbolizes it on a smaller scale - the stage. Meanwhile, the “players” are a symbol for the people of the world. We’re all a part of the stage and we each have our part.
--For today's challenge use one of the symbols mentioned below to write a creative poem.--
– red rose (symbolizes love and romance)
– four-leaf clover ( symbolizes good luck and fortune)
– tree blossoms (symbolize spring season)
– balloons (symbolizes hopes and dreams)
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines words with contradictory definitions to coin a new word or phrase. The absurdity of the resulting statement allows writers to play with language and meaning. For example, the phrase " cold fire " is formed from contrasting words. In fact the word " oxymoron " is an oxymoron itself as it is derived from the Greek words “oxys” (meaning “sharp”) and "moros” (meaning “dull”).
--Today , write a creative piece using oxymoron.--