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Comedy Terms

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Persona
The aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others. Or a role or character adopted by an author or an actor
Satire
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Irony
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
yarn
A long or implausible story.
Dialect
A particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
Juxtaposition
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect
Derision
contemptuous ridicule or mockery
Denounce
publicly declare to be wrong or evil. Or inform against.
Caricature
A picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.
Anecdote
A brief, entertaining account of an incident or event (things unpublished)
Alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.