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when characters on the stage or on the page act upon assumptions so far opposite to the truth that there is a striking discrepancy between what they believe and what the reader or the audience recognizes as fact (the audience knows something the character does not)
the contrast of seeming with being, of statement with actuality; when words express something contrary to truth or someone say opposite of what they really fell or mean (often sarcastic)
a sophisticated assumption of ignorance - feigning ignorance to direct another people to recognize inconsistencies or absurd in his own though (sometimes takes form of a sophisticated narrator showing a gullible hero who believes things at face value when the reader knows the truth from the sophisticated narrator)
the view in which the world always seems to hold frustration and emptiness precisely when humans believe they can find fulfillment
To enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen; every idea and concept is carried to the extreme, to capture the reader's attention (No reasonable halfway measures)
The opposite of exaggeration (such as being casual and offhanded about something quite serious; making less of a deal of something than it is)
To present things that are out of place or are absurd in relation to its surroundings;
placing side by side two things to achieve an effect (in satire, usually things that do not belong together)
To present the opposite of the normal order (e.g., the order of events, hierarchical order).
To imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place, or thing.
A comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations—spoof or slapstick comedy.
Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
Humor that relies on the observation of something supposedly negative about the person delivering the commentary. Many comedians use self-deprecating humor to avoid seeming arrogant or pompous, and to help the audience identify with them.
The ironic usage originates with the idea of suppressed mirth—biting one's tongue to prevent an outburst of laughter. A statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended, and it should not be taken at face value.
Grimly mocking or cynical—sneering, jeering.
Elevated, witty language and style. Refined and sophisticated.
A statement that apparently contradicts itself and yet might be true.
Tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner.
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
writing that exaggerates certain qualities of a person in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.
The subjection of someone or something to mockery and derision.
Publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm.
the presentation of details in such a way as to give them the appearance of truth; the semblance of truth, however far-fetched
a lapse in mood from the sublime to the absurd or trivial; an abrupt transition from a lofty style or grand topic to a common or vulgar one
a 2-dimensional character who represents a class, a type, a generation, etc.
resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction
firmly held belief or opinion
Code of chivalry
a code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood that emphasized military bravery, individual training (self-improvement), and service/loyalty to others
witticism or clever remark expressing an idea in an amusing way
inverted logic that is created when words are turned upside down, reversing the audience/reader's expectations
term historically used to describe a man who places particular importance upon physical appearances, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance; usually a person who is self-made or coming from a middle class lifestyle who strives to imitate the aristocratic lifestyle; norm of behavior is usually reversed from conventional society by this person, especially when portrayed in literature
the primary form of theatre during the 19th century that tended to simplify moral lessons using stock characters
an intellectual and art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for literature, fine art, music and other arts.
moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury
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