Comedic Devices

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10 terms

Pun

the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound

Example of a Pun

A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

Irony

the difference between what is said and what is expected

Satire

a combination of sarcasm, humor, and irony

Example of a Satire

Political Cartoons

Parody

a work created to mock or make fun of an original work

Slapstick Comedy

comedy characterized by silliness, absurd situations, and vigorous, often violent action.

Deadpan Humor

a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or body language , usually speaking in a casual, monotone, matter-of-fact voice. This delivery is also called dry wit.

Romantic Comedy

light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as true love

Situational Comedy

features recurring characters in a common environment such as a home or workplace, accompanied with jokes as part of the dialogue

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