Paradox

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Remember, a paradox seems contradictory but can reveal a deeper truth. SlideCalling a lazy person energetic is a simple contradiction, not a paradox.
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Use 'paradox' to describe complex issues, not simple opposites. SlideIt's a paradox how the quietest students often have the loudest minds.
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'Paradox' is used in literature to create thoughtful observations. SlideThe poet wrote, 'Death, that dark spirit, in his nervy arm doth lie.'