Cliches, Paradoxes

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Clichés, paradoxes, and equivocations are detailed in a short, animated video that defines and illustrates these writing traps. The resource also includes a quiz and the transcript for the video. Users can register to access free course materials. The fourth in a series of seven videos devoted to literary terms and devices.

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CCSS: Designed
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  • A check for understanding and the transcript of the video are included in the resource

  • The rapid pace of the video, the limited number of examples, and the esoteric nature of the explanations may prove to be challenging to some learners
  • Consider supplementing the video with additional examples to clarify the terms
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