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5 Matching questions

  1. irony
  2. hyperbole
  3. wit
  4. burlesque (noun/verb)
  5. invective (noun)
  1. 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
  2. b exaggeration; overstatement; saying more than is meant, often to produce humor; use of superlatives sometimes involved
  3. c 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.
  4. d intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights (puns/word play)
  5. e harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. exaggeration and distortion of a literary epic and its style; elevating the trivial to a level higher than it deserves
  2. 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.
  3. an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
  4. repeating key words or phrases for comic emphasis
  5. dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous for a bathetic effect.

5 True/False questions

  1. sarcasmharsh or bitter derision or irony; a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark

          

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

          

  3. entrapmentswitching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.

          

  4. 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

          

  5. litotesintellectually amusing language that surprises and delights (puns/word play)