H&S Unit 1 Vocab
Terms in this set (25)
Any reference made by an author or artist that he/she expects the audience to know
An original model on which authors/artists base their ideas or works
an amusing event or series of events designed to provide enjoyment and cause laughter. Includes clear plot, dialogue, and characters.
Makes fun of serious subjects, such as death or war.
Comedy of manners
Comedy that plays on social conventions or standards of behavior/action. Typically makes fun of the upper class.
Subtle and thoughtful humor
Crude, slapstick, gross-out humor that is dumbed down or strictly physical.
Comedy that depends on the plot or setting to create humor. What happens and where are the two most important elements.
Having a comic quality that causes amusement; having a comic speech, appearance, or behavior.
In general, the recognition of the difference between reality and appearance or sound. A difference between expected and unexpected.
Irony where the audience knows a character's real situation before the character becomes aware.
he contrast between what the audience expects to happen and what actually happens.
When an author feigns/pretends ignorance of another viewpoint in order to draw out an argument, and then refute or provide evidence against that point of view.
The contrast between what someone says and what he/she actually means (puns and sarcasm).
An humorous or satirical imitation of a person, event, or work of literature meant to ridicule or criticize by duplication.
The humorous use of a word with more than one meaning; a play on words.
Apparent praise intended as disrespect (form of verbal irony).
The use of humor, wit, or irony to criticize human activities or institutions with a specific tone of voice.
Satire that criticizes human culture, traditions, beliefs, and behaviors.
Satire that criticizes human institutions (government, businesses, organized religion, etc.).
Satire that is gentle, chiding, or corrective in tone.
Satire that is harsh or bitter in tone.
An oversimplified or overgeneralized image or idea about a group of people.
A persona or stereotype used in comedy to represent an entire group.
Mocking or disdainful in tone; no praise intended.