''I did not know then that pride is a wonderful terrible thing,a seed that bears two vines, life and death" has what figure of speech? What does it contain, a metaphor, oxymoron, or...

''I did not know then that pride is a wonderful terrible thing,a seed that bears two vines, life and death" has what figure of speech?

What does it contain, a metaphor, oxymoron, or personification?

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 ''I did not know then that pride is a wonderful terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death" contains an oxymoron, which is a figure of speech which produces what appears to be a self-contradictory statement.  Other examples include “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” 
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