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2 April, 15:06

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On every bookstall, in every magazine, you may find works telling people how to succeed. They are books

showing men how to succeed in everything; they are written by men who cannot even succeed in writing

books. ("The Fallacy of Success," p. 1)

The above quote of Chesterton is an example of a (n)





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  1. 2 April, 16:56
    Answer: The above quote of Chesterton is an example of a (n) paradox


    A paradox is a self-contradictory statement. Although it might give valid reasons for a particular claim, it eventually leads to a logically unacceptable conclusion. The conclusion seems absurd, but expresses a possible truth. In this example, the same men who write about success are those that are not successful even in writing books. An allegory is a literary device in which a broader message is given either in prose or verse. A parable is a story which teaches us a moral/spiritual lesson (for instance, a story by Jesus from the Gospels) A metaphor is a reference to one thing by mentioning another.
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