comic effect in pun, zeugma, irony and malapropism

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This week we discussed the description of 4 SD and EM: pun, zeugma, irony, malapropism. All of them have one common thing- comic effect. And they have a couple of differences. Pun. A play on...

This week we discussed the description of 4 SD and EM: pun, zeugma, irony, malapropism. All of them have one common thing- comic effect. And they have a couple of differences.

Pun. A play on words.The use of one word in two different applications,the use of two different words, which are pronounced alike.

An elephant's opinion carries a lot of weight.(Pun depends on the context.)

Zeugma.The use of one word in the same grammatical,but different semantic relations.

Formula: Verb+2nouns.One of them is used in indirect meaning, another one is used in direct.

He lost his coat and his temper.

Irony.A direct contrast of two notions: the notion named and the notion meant.The author says one thing, but really means the opposite to produce a humorous effect.

She turned with the sweet smile of an alligator.

Malapropism.Creates a funny change of meaning by wrong using.

Illiterate him from your life.(Obliterate)

It was very interesting and busy week.I hope you understood all very well.Good night!

 

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