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Humor Devices.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

Read the following Shakespearean sonnet. My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.; I have seen roses damasked, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks;And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress when she walks treads on the ground. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare. The lines "I love to hear her speak, yet well I know / That music hath a far more pleasing sound; / I grant I never saw a goddess go; / My mistress when she walks treads on the ground" employ a humor device. Identify the device used and discuss its effect on the meaning and tone of the poem.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

@beccaboo333 @esshotwired @e.mccormick

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

@wolfe8

3 years ago
OpenStudy (e.mccormick):

OK, so, any idea which device?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

Hyperbole?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (e.mccormick):

Well, that would be a massive exaggeration. "That test was so hard it killed me!" Well, the person is not dead so hyperbole.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

I'm not sure of the humor device.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (e.mccormick):

Well, those two review sites talk about how Shakespeare used this sonnet to make fun of love poems. So, if you made fun of an ad in the same way, it would be something like this: This toothpaste dose not really make your teeth sparkle at all. In fact, they will still be as dingy as ever. And if you don't stop eating that candy, it won't matter how much you brush with our basically average product! So if you made a spoof ad like that, what might people call it?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

Parody?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (e.mccormick):

Yah, I think that is what it would be. A parody of the love sonnets.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (e.mccormick):

LOL... OK, so I was going to link my favorite literary terms definitions site.... guess what they use as an example of parody! http://literarydevices.net/parody/

3 years ago
OpenStudy (lena772):

Just my luck! Thank you for everything :)

3 years ago
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