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Which excerpt from the passage contains a paradox and a pun? “my part would not be out of place.” “larger railway stations in London.” “I merely desire information.” “whose origin was a Terminus.”

Timothy Norman

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Jodi Brooks on November 29, 2018

Because a pun is a play on words, it can be seen that "Terminus," the last word of the last line presented, is a play on words by the way that could mean the end of a train if it is not capitalized. But, because it is capitalized, it is referring to the Roman god of the limits. A paradox (or a contradiction of classes) that is within the last line, due to the relationship of the author the "origin" and "Terminus," which provides the contradictory message that a beginning was actually a final, or "whose origin was a Terminus." Therefore, it is the last line of the extract which contains a set of words and a paradox.

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