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5 Matching questions

  1. litotes
  2. invective (noun)
  3. paradox
  4. caricature
  5. burlesque (noun/verb)
  1. a harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause
  2. b a statement which, because of its contradictory nature, seems absurd, but which really is well founded
  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 an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
  5. e an ironic understatement in which affirmative is expressed by negating the opposite. Example: Einstein is not a bad mathematician.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event
  2. 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.
  3. repeating key words or phrases for comic emphasis
  4. switching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. juxtapositionpositioning side-by-side or close together mismatching elements, something resulting in comic incongruity

          

  2. witintellectually amusing language that surprises and delights (puns/word play)

          

  3. anticlimax (noun)harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause

          

  4. hyperbolethe 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. bathos (noun)harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause

          

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