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1. A ______ is an overused expression or phrase that is completely devoid of originality.

 
 
 
 

2. Cliches hurt your writing by . . .

 
 
 
 
 

3. As a general rule, you should avoid describing things ______.

 
 
 
 

4. Usually, you should describe things using your character’s ______. (The blank may stand in for one word or multiple words.)

 
 
 
 

5. Irony can be defined as . . .

 
 
 
 

6. Situational irony is also called ______ irony.

 
 
 
 

7. Dramatic irony is when . . .

 
 
 
 

8. Socratic irony involves feigning ______ in order to draw someone else closer to ______.

 
 
 
 

9. A ______ refers to any plot situation that leaves the hero (and the audience) in an extended state of suspense. (The blank may stand in for one word or multiple words.)

 
 
 
 

10. End each chapter with a strong implied ______.

 
 
 
 

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