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English Stylistics Class 2014. Humorous effect


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Pun- (also called paronomasia) is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.

Here is an example of pun that depend on being pronounced in a particular accent:

-Caesar salad (scissor salad) in an Italian accent:

Customer: "I'd like a Caesar salad".

Italian waiter: Sir! Are you sure you want the Scissors salad?You'll cut your mouth!"

Zeugma- is a figure of speech in which one single phrase or word different parts of a sentence.

For instance: Adam likes chocolate, Kate vanilla ( it means that Kate is not vanilla, but she likes it).

Irony- is a term for a figure of speech. Irony is when something happens that is opposite from what is expected. It can often be funny, but it's also used in tragedies.

For example: Never argue with the fool. People might not know the difference.

Marriage is the leading cause of divorce

Malapropism- is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance.

For example: He is the very pineapple of politeness (Richard Sheridan's, The Rival).

The writer wrote a malapropism when she wrote "progeny" instead of "prodigy"

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