comedy

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pyramid
obscenity->physical mishaps->plot devices->verbal wit->inconsistencies in character->comedy of idea/satire
dramatic irony
when the audience knows something the characters do not (oedipus)
Hyperbole
Exaggeration
caricature
exaggerates certain individual characteristics of a person
burlesque
ridiculous exaggeration and distortion
bathos
lapse in mood from sublime to absurd or trivial
absurdum
reducing to absurdity to show falsity
versimilitude
the appearance of truth
low comedy
emphasis on funny remarks and circumstances.
high comedy
witty graceful and sophisticated