A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side. Check out the amazing selection from Romeo and Juliet
# “O brawling love! O loving hate! . . .
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.”
(William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)
“a deafening silence” or “the little giant”
“The quiet was deafening.”
“He was clearly misunderstood.”
“They were alone together.”