13 terms

Comedy

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Yarn
A long rambling story especially one that is impulsive
Derision
A strong disapproval
Juxtaposition
The arrangement of two or more things that are different for comparision
Persona
The voice or character speaking or narrating a story
Satire
A manner of writing that mixes critical attitude with wit and humor
Caricature
A visual or verbal representation in which characteristics or traits are distorted
Denounce
Declare something to be wrong in a public way
Irony
Occurs when what is expected turns out to be quite different from what actually happens
Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration used for emphasis, often used for comic effect
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words that are close together
Dialect
The distinctive sounds, spelling, grammar and diction, of a specific group of people
High Comedy
Comedy that is at a higher intellect; it requires not a loud laugh but a smirk.
Low Comedy
Anyone can understand, it deals with bodily functions at times, and causes loud outbursts of laughter