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  1. antithesis
  2. entrapment
  3. burlesque (noun/verb)
  4. repetition
  5. euphemism
  1. a a composition which derives its humor from an exaggerated imitation of a more serious work; a parody that ridicules a serious literary work by treating its solemn subject in an undignified style or by applying its elevated style to a trivial subject (mock-epic) - a person's actions may be burlesqued. Example: a King speaking like an idiot.
  2. b a figure of speech with strongly contrasting words or phrases; a contrast of ideas expressed in a grammatically balanced statement
  3. c avoiding the description of something outrageous by cloaking it in sheltered terms; an understatement often involved.
  4. d switching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.
  5. e repeating key words or phrases for comic emphasis

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. harsh or bitter derision or irony; a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
  2. a method of argument, which carries to an extreme, but logical conclusion, some general idea in order to show its falsity. For example: The more sleep one gets the healthier one is. Therefore, someone who has a sleeping sickness and sleeps for months or someone in a coma is really in the best of health.
  3. an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
  4. a mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event
  5. positioning side-by-side or close together mismatching elements, something resulting in comic incongruity

5 True/False Questions

  1. oxymorona double meaning; verbal irony - a discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant (sarcasm); situational irony - what actually happens is opposite of what is expected or appropriate; dramatic irony - the audience or reader knows something important that a character does not know

          

  2. ironya double meaning; verbal irony - a discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant (sarcasm); situational irony - what actually happens is opposite of what is expected or appropriate; dramatic irony - the audience or reader knows something important that a character does not know

          

  3. hyperboleexaggeration; overstatement; saying more than is meant, often to produce humor; use of superlatives sometimes involved

          

  4. wita double meaning; verbal irony - a discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant (sarcasm); situational irony - what actually happens is opposite of what is expected or appropriate; dramatic irony - the audience or reader knows something important that a character does not know

          

  5. bathos (noun)a lapse into the ridiculous by a writer aiming at elevated expression; overly sentimental; ex. if the intent is to provoke tears but the response is laughter. oftentimes, there is a sudden change in writing from an important subject to one that is silly or ordinary; an insincere appeal to pathos

          

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