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Unit 1- Humor- English 12
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(IOBE) where Jack goes by the name "Ernest"
Jack is Cecily's guardian
(IOBE) How Cecily "related" to Jack
Made-up word representing a dual identity
(IOBE) Definition of "bunburyist"
Has always wanted to be in love with someone of the name Ernest
(IOBE) How Gwendolen feels about the name Ernest
Cecily shouldn't be watering flowers; it is someone else's responsibility.
(IOBE) What Miss Prism's attitude about Cecily watering flowers suggests about social classes during the Victorian era
They were engaged on Feb. 14; she even has a ring and "his letters".
(IOBE) News that Cecily gives Algernon after he proposes to her
To be christened by the name of "Ernest" so that they can marry Gwendolen and Cecily
(IOBE) Why both Jack and Algernon make appointments to meet with Dr. Chasuble
Money and worth
(IOBE) What Lady Bracknell wants to know about Cecily before Algernon marries her
(IOBE) What was found in the baby carriage that Miss Prism abandoned
(IOBE) Who the baby was whom Miss Prism misplaced in a handbag
Jack is Algernon's older brother (son of Lady Bracknell's sister)
(IOBE) How Algernon and Jack related
serious intention, sincere, important
(IOBE) Definition of "earnest"
of little worth or importance
(IOBE) Definition of "trivial"
hero/heroine, withheld secret, fluctuating fortune, suspense, battle of wits, identities revealed, hero/heroine benefits in final resolution
(IOBE) Definition of a Well-Made Play
play that satirizes the manners and morals of society
(IOBE) Definition of a Comedy of Manners
short statement with a witty thought
(IOBE) definition of an epigram
constructive social criticism hoping for change
Definition of satire
taking the opposite side you're hoping for in hopes of showing that the argument is ridiculous
Definition of reversal
making fun of it by emulating (imitating) it
Definition of parody
representing something better or worse than it really is
Definition of exaggeration
2 things placed side by side for contrasting effects
Definition of juxtaposition
praise that is really an insult and often puts one down
Definition of sarcasm
(MP) Swift's satirical proposal for Ireland
(CT) Chaucer wrote "The Canterbury Tales" in _____ English
highlights the follies of society and its people in hopes of exacting some sort of change
(CT) Definition of an estate satire
(CT) Author of "The Canterbury Tales"
story that provides a situation for telling other stories
(CT) Definition of a frame tale
Author specifically states character's traits
Definition of direct characterization
Author reveals character traits through author's speech, actions, appearance, etc.
Definition of indirect characterization
illustrates a moral truth
Definition of an exemplum
funny, short story in rhyming couplets
Definition of fabliau
when one person says one thing while meaning another
Definition of verbal irony
When the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what someone expects
Definition of situational irony
when the audience/reader is aware of something that the character does not
Definition of dramatic irony
exaggeration in order to create humor
Definition of hyperbole
stunt or trick to purposely make someone feel foolish or victimized
Definition of practical joke
witty remark that is thrown in at a perfect timing
Definition of wisecrack
morbid events treated in a satirical manner
Definition of dark humor
(CT) Theme addressed in "The Pardoner's Tale"
Type of irony being used in the following example: In "The Pardoner's Tale", the rioters swear to act as brothers but they end up killing each other.
Type of irony being used in the following example: In "The Pardoner's Tale", the rioters finding florins and thinking that its their luckiest day is anything but a lucky day.
Type of irony being used in the following example: In "The Pardoner's Tale", the reader knows that the Death awaiting the rioters under the tree is their own
figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea
Definition of personification
(CT) Theme addressed in "The Miller's Tale"
(The Miller's Tale) Literary element Chaucer employs when Absalon leans in to kiss Alison and she does not kiss back in a traditional manner
Type of irony being used in the following example: In "The Miller's Tale", the reader knows that when Absalon returns to Alison's place with a "gift", the reader knows it is not a "golden ring/ my mother gave me"
(The Miller's Tale) Literary element being used when Nicholas's fart is described as "loud as if it were a thunder clap"
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