Johnny, a young boy, is kidnapped and for some odd reason, likes it. Instead of being scared, frightened, or horrified, little Johnny has a great time with his kidnappers Sam and Bill. O. Henry makes situational irony evident in his short story “The Ransom of Red Chief,” as he makes his reader sense humor as Johnny has a great time. The situational irony creates an unexpected shock for the reader that is funny and amusing. Authors typically use situational irony to establish a surprising twist on the reader.
This play has a very carefree and relaxed tone and it has comedy that is very easily translated to audiences today. Unlike The Twelfth Night, although it is also a comedy, the jokes did not carry though time and are not easily applied to a modern crowd, most of the jokes and banter between characters was lost throughout history as our language and mindset evolved. One Man, Two Guvnors was my favorite play this semester it’s very carefree and was a nice break at this time in the semester. This play was really funny and contained many different kinds of slapstick comedy, which helped in lure in a modern crowd and keep their attention with jokes that translate easily amongst all
O.Henry is a mastermind behind his use of irony as he was using his irony to entertain the reader throughout the story. He was also using humor, and mainly using Johnny, and his actions to entertain and make the reader laugh. O.Henry was also using the perfect combination of words to paint a picture in the reader's head which definitely helped me understand the plot line much better. O.Henry's funny writing style definitely had showed itself in many great ways in his short story The Ransom of Red
The writer puts this effect on the reader to stimulate senses of idea or emotion. The poem is also called “Oranges” so it shows how the poem really is a symbolization of hope. The words orange and fire are good connotations that helps create effect in the poem because it shows how these are symbols that stimulate emotions from the poem. Soto uses metaphor as a literary device when he says, quote, “I peeled my orange that was so bright against the gray of December”, meaning that the description of the oranges intense, “bright” color in contrast to the wintery “gray” of the landscape brings all the focus onto the orange in the speaker’s hands. Soto uses another metaphor when he says, quote, “That, from some distance, someone might have thought I was making a fire In my hands”.
The dialogue and lyrics are straightforward and full of ironic elements, which bring a lot of fun to enjoy. The transition from lines into a song is pretty smooth. For example, when Shrek is “hurt” by what Fiona says and his anger reaches a climax, he naturally starts to sing to express his emotion. In addition, the music, which embraces several styles such as pop, rock and jazz, also add dynamics into the show. So in sum, the writing of the show is well-done.
(SpringBoard 253). This quote also supports the theme because Barry uses over exaggerated situation to convey his theme. This is because Barry have this funny situation and he was frustrated. As a result, Barry uses comic situation to convey the theme; life is complicated, but in some case, enjoy it. Using comic situation, examples of hyperbole and comic situation, Dave was able to write a short, funny story and conveys the theme that life is complicated, but in some case, to enjoy it.
“...I’m willing to consider the possibility of a curse and try to find a solution for it, ” (“Curses!...”), states Hunter. Humoring the audience with the idea of Nationwide Arena being cursed creates a lighthearted tone. If Muirfield can be cursed with rain, why couldn’t the Jackets be cursed with injuries? “It just makes sense,” (“Curses!...”), says Hunter. Creating unity for the audience, the author guides the reader through his thought process.
Cyrano is indeed portrayed in the play in a humourous manner. One of the most popular ways Cyrano is expressed humorously is through the explanation of his large nose. This presents Cyrano as a parody because many people insult his nose, which allows him to create amazingly amusing remarks in retort. These clever remarks created by Cyrano allow readers to like him more for his witty humour as well. Cyrano is shown as endearing because he also allows his wit to express his courageousness.
The idea of humor is usually based around certain people or thing creating a humorous thought that brings entertainment to the people. The author Alain de Botton, assumes that the role of humor in the world is to bring out repressed thoughts and messages that people can relate to. Alain de Botton's stance towards humor having an essential role in the function of society is true because humor does carelessly allow people to express their feeling freely and relate to messages that is given.
In Klosterman’s Harry Potter essay, he states, “I honestly don’t give a shit if my assumption is true or false” (“Death by Harry Potter”). Klosterman casually throws around words most professional writers avoid because it fits his style of humor and connects him with readers. Since Klosterman’s essays are already more informal due to his biting sarcasm and hyperbole, his use of curse words only adds to his growing bond with the audience. Modern society has built crass language into our basic vocabulary; Klosterman’s use of profanity presents him as an average person to his audience in order to connect with them. The accentuation of his opinions with expletives makes him seem more human and therefore relatable to
Is religion a good topic to make fun of or would people get highly offended. Jimmy warms up the audience with his effective use of set-up. A good set-up is short and sweet,but the audience has to understand it, and includes a little humor to get folks laughing and “warmed up” for the first punch line. Jimmy does an excellent job with making
It was almost a way of trapping the reading to continue reading. Alexie’s humor to get his readers and maybe some of his critics to better value and understand other groups beside their own. Laughing together about something in common makes the reader see that they are not all that different from any other human. “When we laugh, we join together in a largely affirmative, entirely human response to an often unfair world…. Laughter is the great unifier and it has the ability to lift us beyond many racial tensions and cultural conflicts (Coulombe).
“The Small Rain” by Thomas Pynchon is an ironic short story that describes a hurricane cleanup and rescue from the point of view of a lazy soldier by the name of Nathan Levine. Many different literary techniques are used very often throughout the story, and there are many underlying themes and symbolism that help give the story meaning. Nathan “Lardass” Levine is described as insensitive and lazy which makes it easy for the reader to connect with him, making the story very entertaining. Surprisingly, the short story is easy to follow and understand which is unlike many of the other stories Pynchon has written. According to an article from Pomona.edu, “The Small Rain” is actually based on a first-hand description of a hurricane rescue operation.
The big question that majority of the people who watch comedy is, “How can a person write comedy about serious issues without making light of the serious issue?” The answer is quite simple, because serious theme contrasted with comedy adds richness to the piece because it allows the audience to have a well-needed break from horror or grief that comes about because of the seriousness of the main theme.(I would clear this up a little, sounds confusing) While comedians will make everybody uncomfortable sooner or later, great comedians are playing a vital capacity in the public eye by holding up a mirror and constraining us to realize that we would often prefer to ignore the worst. After reviewing and reading about George Carlin, he opened up a
Dorianne Laux’s interlocking images and recycled themes in section three Dorianne Laux’s Facts about the Moon is a confessional read driven by original everyday images or topics that act as igniters to a specific memory or theme she is implying. The poetry is consistent with being smart in terms of having lasting images that extend form poem to poem. A fierce voice that tackles soft topics as well as a soft voice that tackles fierce topics. Her contrast of formal language corresponding with poems that delve deep into lyricism that creates a fairytale like aesthetic. And gorgeous/humorous layered imagery from a whole poem that is a hyperbole to a single specific detail that acts as a narrative guide which engages the reader into the most natural