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  1. entrapment
  2. invective (noun)
  3. repetition
  4. persona
  5. litotes
  1. a repeating key words or phrases for comic emphasis
  2. b switching the situation to entrap the reader, after having lured him into a sense of comfort.
  3. c 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.
  4. d harsh and abusive language directed against a person or cause
  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 statement which, because of its contradictory nature, seems absurd, but which really is well founded
  2. an exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.
  3. dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous for a bathetic effect.
  4. a figure of speech with strongly contrasting words or phrases; a contrast of ideas expressed in a grammatically balanced statement
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

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

          

  3. oxymorona figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory or incongruous ideas

          

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

          

  5. double entendrean exaggerated representation of a character; a cartoon-like portrait in art in literature.

          

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