8 terms

Comedy

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Exaggeration
over-statement of the truth
Incongruity
anything out of time, place or character
Anticipation
looking forward to a potential laugh
Plant
a line, or an action emphasized early in the play, sometimes foreshadowing and used later for a laugh
Running Gag
used in comic anticipation that requires the plant, the establisher, and the clinch to make an audience laugh
Aside
lines spoken directly to the audience
Burlesque
relies on physical comedy and is usually a mockery of society's views
Caricature
exaggerated features of a person or work

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