A Paradox in an Oxymoron is Ironic
figurative connotations and its contemporary implications, the connotational attributions to lexical paradoxes.
Figurative connotations play a major role in linguistic aesthetic ambiguity, this kind of ambiguity is pervasive in denotational and connotational attributions. Of-course, the less prevalent ambiguity consist of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives and other descriptive words, but it’s within, “Linguistic Aesthetics” where the ubiquitousness of ambiguity prevails. Metaphors, ironies, sarcasm and other rhetorical devices.
An oxymoronic scenario can have the same connotational meaning once metaphorical interpretations are implemented into the equation, primarily the word, “Bad,” Meaning the literal denotational interpretations and the metaphorical connotations. It also explores the semantic ambiguity from a literal and figurative perspective. This ambiguous pervasiveness is prevalent in different forms of existence.
However; I find the non literal disambiguations unorthodoxly misdirecting compared to a more anticipated ambiguous misdirections which consists of noun, verbs, adjectives etc. A metaphorical implementation creates the aesthetic ambiguity, but the figurative juxtaposition creates a contrast, “Bad” meaning “Good” and “Bad,” simultaneously, an oxymoronic ambiguous paradox. From a connotational perspective of-course.
So an oxymoron becomes paradoxical because of the figurative connotational implications. This is the rudimentary of humor formation from a lexical and syntactic perspective. These kinds of ambiguities are very pervasive in humor, and it makes a joke predictable. (Predictability, the ingenious hallmark of boredom)
This ambiguous paradox in the oxymoron is still unorthodox compared to the literal or non-figurative ambiguities, to which seems far more prevalent in lexically oriented humor. So in essence I’m discussing two mutually exclusive subjects simultaneously, one relates to the oxymoronic paradox and the pervasiveness of two conventional kind of ambiguities in humor, with exception to the figurative anomaly.
The connotation value of the word ‘Bad’ predicates it’s fundamental denotational attributes, Thus creating the ambiguous paradoxical scenario. I’ve just demonstrated a paradoxical oxymoron from a connotational perspective, the interesting irony is there is no denotational paradoxes, it is only in the non literal or figurative aspect of language, specifically the ‘Metaphor’ that determines the paradoxical attributes.
Oxymorons derive when the incongruent is juxtaposed, the merging of contradictions like; jumbo-shrimp, benevolent-malevolent, dotted-line, accidental-plan, accurate estimate etc—while paradoxes emanate from a statement, concept or idea appearing true, but with closer examination there’s a contradiction.
Primary example; Pinocchio says: “my nose will grow now;” If it grows he’s telling a truth, and his nose only grows when he tells a lie; if it doesn’t grow then it’s a lie and his nose is supposed to grow when he tells a lie. Irony is the contrast of what’s expected or anticipated; denotational is the fundamental meaning of a word, while connotation evoke the metaphorical or nonliteral addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Ambiguity is an ambiguous word, because it encapsulates vagueness, uncertainty, unpredictability and two or more interpretations; constituting it to be an autological-word, “self descriptive words.” These last two sentences would help demystify some of the jargon entailed in the above paper—-
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