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  1. irony
  2. repetition
  3. sarcasm
  4. mock heroic
  5. bathos (noun)
  1. a harsh or bitter derision or irony; a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
  2. b 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
  3. c exaggeration and distortion of a literary epic and its style; elevating the trivial to a level higher than it deserves
  4. d 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
  5. e repeating key words or phrases for comic emphasis

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a statement which, because of its contradictory nature, seems absurd, but which really is well founded
  2. exaggeration; overstatement; saying more than is meant, often to produce humor; use of superlatives sometimes involved
  3. a figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas
  4. dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous for a bathetic effect.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. entrapmentexpressing an idea with less emphasis or in a lesser degree than is the actual case. The opposite of hyperbole, employed for ironic emphasis.

          

  2. antithesisan ironic understatement in which affirmative is expressed by negating the opposite. Example: Einstein is not a bad mathematician.

          

  3. 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

          

  4. parodya statement which, because of its contradictory nature, seems absurd, but which really is well founded

          

  5. caricaturean exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.

          

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