On the other hand, a great comedian will not be remembered because they were a quality leader. The same idea of situational greatness can be applied to writing. No single quality is the be all end all for great writing, but there are common themes across great essays. Some characteristics of the best essays are exceptional structure, artistic imagery, and writing that elicits empathy. Two essays that had exceptional structure were William Zinsser’s essay
As the Boov say, “many fingers make up a hand.” Just like this expression, Many components make up effective humor. Adam Rex, the author of the book Smek for President, shows us a perfect example of how not to use them. The tools of humor, such as tone, diction, imagery and more are present, but they don’t make you laugh. Adam Rex, as a “funny author,” leaves much to be desired in his writing. Throughout the book, a certain alien tone is set.
Between the two Walter Mitty stories one is obviously better. the text is the better one because it doesn’t try to be funny it takes humor from real life situations. In the movie they try too hard to make it funny and it makes the jokes half as funny as they could be. In the scenes where he is day dreaming about the girl it is not something that the real Walter Mitty would daydream about. In the text it describes him as being the hero in his day dreams There are multiple reasons that the text version of Walter Mitty is better than the movie.
Whether it be the most well known comedians that give you a laugh to some small joke told to you by a friend, everyone has something they find funny. Humor and love are arguably some of the strongest emotions that can be displayed. William Shakespeare historically used these two emotions to connect to his readers while writing tragedies and comedies. Two of William Shakespeare’s classic plays, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing have many similarities, but also have many differences. The character Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet and the character Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing are very similar, yet very different.
The book “Falling Up” by Shel Silverstein was mostly based on comedy. For example, the poems are so unrealistic. Some poems also have a twist at the end. A funny twist not a serious ending. Moreover, poems aren’t usually serious especially by Shel Silverstein.
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic drama. This play provides a perfect blend of drama, as well as a fair amount of comedic relief, sometimes seemingly at the Inappropriate of times. In Act 4 Scene 1, lines 314-342, Benedick and Beatrice have already proclaimed their love for each other, after Claudio has called off his wedding with Hero. They are so blinded by the fact that one loves the other and vise-versa, they seem to allow all of their emotions to take ahold of them. The audience gets a dramatic view with a light comedic undertone; they are saying all these things about loving one another, because they think the other loves them.
By utilizing highly elevated metaphors and diction for the time Shakespeare creates a character of wit and respect to provide contrast to the rest of his puppets. 3. Mercutio’s said Queen Mab for a good reason, not just to show his intelligence, but to
"Bartleby" is a tragicomic text--though, for me, the comedy outweighs the tragedy. "I would prefer not to" is the comic mantra, which one might imagine as being pronounced in a half-proud, half-awkward way, maybe with a slightly affected tone to the ears of his coworkers (for it sounding so foreign, so put-on-- perhaps even to Bartleby at first, when he hears the words coming out of his mouth). He does not say, "I don 't want to"-- he chooses his words very carefully; it is a hesitant, noncommittal denial, oddly polite for being, in many circumstances, flatly rude and unaccommodating, unagreeable. The other scriveners remark how his diction is "queer,"--they would never use "prefer" in this way... What follows from this is an absurd chain of
Ultimately, satire is complex, ambiguous, and esoteric. The pleasure of laughter is deceptive, executing the tangible goal for entertained audiences; which leads satire to open discussions, but require thorough interpretation. Overall, satire works best by those who have the courage to not just go for the