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5 Matching questions

  1. bathos (noun)
  2. hyperbole
  3. double entendre
  4. parody
  5. burlesque (noun/verb)
  1. a exaggeration; overstatement; saying more than is meant, often to produce humor; use of superlatives sometimes involved
  2. b a mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event
  3. c 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
  4. d 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.
  5. 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

  1. an ironic understatement in which affirmative is expressed by negating the opposite. Example: Einstein is not a bad mathematician.
  2. dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous for a bathetic effect.
  3. harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause
  4. switching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.
  5. a figure of speech with strongly contrasting words or phrases; a contrast of ideas expressed in a grammatically balanced statement

5 True/False questions

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


  2. mock heroica figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas


  3. juxtapositionrepeating key words or phrases for comic emphasis


  4. euphemismavoiding the description of something outrageous by cloaking it in sheltered terms; an understatement often involved.


  5. ironya mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event