5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- burlesque (noun/verb)
- double entendre
- a switching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.
- b 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.
- c a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in either of two ways. Often the first (the more obvious) meaning is straightforward, while the second meaning is less so, often risqué, inappropriate, or ironic.
- d intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights (puns/word play)
- e an ironic understatement in which affirmative is expressed by negating the opposite. Example: Einstein is not a bad mathematician.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
- a 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
- the person created by the author to tell a story. Whether the story is told by an omniscient narrator or by a character in it, the actual author of the work often distances himself from what is said or told by adopting a persona--a personality different from his real one. Thus, the attitudes, beliefs, and degree of understanding expressed by the narrator may not be the same as those of the actual author. Some authors, for example, use narrators who are not very bright in order to create irony.
- exaggeration and distortion of a literary epic and its style; elevating the trivial to a level higher than it deserves
- harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause
5 True/False Questions
anticlimax (noun) → dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous for a bathetic effect.
oxymoron → a figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas
sarcasm → a mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event
paradox → a mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event
juxtaposition → positioning side-by-side or close together mismatching elements, something resulting in comic incongruity