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List the oxymoron constructions and explain what they mean in Mark Twain's The...

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List the oxymoron constructions and explain what they mean in Mark Twain's The Californian's Tale.

I've read the story five times and can't find ANY oxymorons in it!  HELP!

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taytayluv | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted April 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM (Answer #1)

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here and there- means 'in various places and/or at various times'.
now and then-at times, from time to time, now and again, occasionally, on occasion
living dead-means people that are still alive but are dead emotionally inside
two weeks today-means that it will be two weeks from this day(today)
beautiful creature-implies the entity is either lovely to look at or has a lovely soul while also being hideous in either looks or behavior.
nearly everything-very close to everything
hardly noticed-means that it was barely noticeable, or insignificant.
soon be arriving now-means that it should arrive now which is soon
served the party-means to do things that will benefit the party.
sick with fear-means you are nervous or worried about something.

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