5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- double entendre
- invective (noun)
- a 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
- b positioning side-by-side or close together mismatching elements, something resulting in comic incongruity
- c harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause
- d a figure of speech with strongly contrasting words or phrases; a contrast of ideas expressed in a grammatically balanced statement
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- avoiding the description of something outrageous by cloaking it in sheltered terms; an understatement often involved.
- a statement which, because of its contradictory nature, seems absurd, but which really is well founded
- an ironic understatement in which affirmative is expressed by negating the opposite. Example: Einstein is not a bad mathematician.
- a mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event
- an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
5 True/False questions
reductio ad absurdum (noun) → 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.
hyperbole → exaggeration; overstatement; saying more than is meant, often to produce humor; use of superlatives sometimes involved
entrapment → expressing an idea with less emphasis or in a lesser degree than is the actual case. The opposite of hyperbole, employed for ironic emphasis.
burlesque (noun/verb) → 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
oxymoron → 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