Presentation on theme: "Literary Elements That Create Humor"— Presentation transcript:
1 Literary Elements That Create Humor EQ: What literary elements can an author use to create humor?
2 1. Comic Language: the use of nonsense words where they don’t belong Pun: a play on words; using words in the wrong context for some type of effect (single words, phrases, idioms, familiar analogies, etc.)Some authors create words for comic effect.He said he was so tired that he felt like a Tickeria.
3 Which element of humor does the picture represent? How do you know? Comic LanguagePun(horse vs. hoarse)
4 Read the comic strip. Explain how it illustrates the term “flip flop” as a pun. The mom says, “I found your other sandal.”The son replies, “The irony is that it’s a flip flop.”The use of “flip flop” indicatesthe act of falling as well as the type of shoe.
5 (Comic Language) There is no such condition as PowerPoint poisoning. “‘PowerPoint’ POISONING” is an example of which element of humor? Explain your response.(Comic Language) There is no such condition as PowerPoint poisoning.
6 2. Verbal Irony: a contrast between what is said & what is actually meant (sarcasm)
7 3. Exaggeration/Hyperbole: the use of overstatement for comic effect
8 4. Situational Irony: a situation that is the opposite of what we expect or what seems appropriate
9 The Senator hit the ceiling when he read the headlines. “Oh! The Irony!” Which element of humor is being used? Comic Language, Verbal/Situational Irony, or Exaggeration?The Senator hit the ceiling when he read the headlines.He’s so thin that if he turned sideways, he would disappear.It (the cold weather) stabbed like a driven nail.A teenager waits patiently to take his/her driving portion of his/her driver’s license exam, but during the exam, hits a car from behindSam said, “Nick played a great game; he struck out three times.”Carla called the child “Grace” after she tripped over the toy.
10 Which element of humor is being used Which element of humor is being used? Comic Language, Verbal or Situational Irony, or Exaggeration?The Senator hit the ceiling when he read the headlines. (Exaggeration)He’s so thin that if he turned sideways, he would disappear. (Exaggeration)It (the cold weather) stabbed like a driven nail. (Exaggeration)A teenager waits patiently to take his/her driving portion of his/her driver’s license exam, but during the exam, hits a car from behind. (Situational Irony)Sam said, “Nick played a great game; he struck out three times.” (Verbal Irony)Carla called the child “Grace” after she tripped over the toy. (Comic Language: Pun)
11 Which type of irony does the comic strip illustrate Which type of irony does the comic strip illustrate? Explain how the comic strip uses exaggeration.(Situational irony) He studied very hard but forgot everything.The idea of the character’s brain jumping from his head represents the use of exaggeration. This could not happen.
12 5. Understatement: presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually isShe's a little sensitive." - Describing Moaning Myrtle in 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'."Okay. Successful test." - Just after annihilating a cleaning cart in 'Ghostbusters'.
13 6. Dialect Usually exaggerated for humorous effect May include slang, idioms, and pronunciation unique to a region or cultureCharacter speaking in dialect may be misunderstood by other characters, thus creating humorous circumstances
14 Southern dialect is a favorite Things a True Southerner Knows:The difference between a hissie fit and a conniption.Pretty much how many fish make up a mess.What general direction Cattywumpus is.That "gimme sugar" don't mean "pass me the sugar."That when somebody's "fixin" to do something, it won't be long.
17 7. Satire: a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.What point is the cartoonist trying to make?