First, find five examples of humorous devices that you have encountered. These can include any of the following: Verbal Irony Sarcasm Situational Irony Dramatic Irony Hyperbole Understatement Malapropism Pun Oxymoron
Next, collect the examples. You can write them down (be sure to give credit to the person who said or created them!), take pictures or screen shots, or summarize the experience in your own words. Be sure to give credit to all sources you use. Then you must explain which humorous devices your examples represent. For each, offer an analysis that demonstrates a good understanding of the device, its purpose, and its effect. Finally, create a presentation to present your findings. You may choose to present your examples in a variety of ways—this is your chance to be creative!
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