Presentation on theme: "RHETORICAL DEVICES BY AMBER HAMMETT. RIDICULE AKA the “Horse Laugh” Ridicule - the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language."— Presentation transcript:
RIDICULE AKA the “Horse Laugh” Ridicule - the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior. - What is said to make others joke about or laugh at someone -To make fun of someone
SARCASM Sarcasm - the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. -mocking humor, or the use of irony to make a joke. “Thanks a lot” "The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech." - George Bernard Shaw
HYPERBOLE - Hyperbole is defined as an extravagant overstatement. - A description that is exaggerated for emphasis “I'm so hungry I could eat a horse!” -Often times hyperbole is used in ridicule. “She was dumber than a box of rocks”
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