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Introduce your class to verbal irony and oxymorons in this instructional activity, which prompts them to write a "backwards poem" based on the novel Holes. After reading the first chapter, discuss the use of irony, beginning with the very first sentence. A sample of a backwards poem, full of oxymorons, demonstrates how to go about writing a poem. A fun part of the instructional activity includes pairing adjectives with unlike nouns, such as "delicious garbage."