Comedic conventions

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Comdey
A genre intended to interest, involve, and amuse the reader or audience, in which no terrible disaster occurs and that ends happily for the main characters.
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Comedy of manners
A comic drama consisting of five or three acts in which the attitudes and customs of a society are critiqued and satirized according to high standards of intellect and morality.
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Comedy-drama
A play or other literary work containing both dramatic and comedic literary elements.
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Seriocomedy
A play or other literary work that is partly serious and partly comic.
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Hyperbole
A boldly exaggerated statement that adds emphasis without intending to be literally true; an overstatement.
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Simile
A figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things by using words such as like, as, than, appears, and seems.
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Metaphor
The equation of one idea or thing with another. A comparison of two unlike things using the verb to be and not using like or as as in a simile.
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Farce
A form of humor based on exaggerated, improbable situations.
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Pun
A play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have different meanings.
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Epigram
A witty saying, or witty small poem
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romanticism
The principles and ideals of the Romantic movement in literature and the arts during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Romanticism, which was a reaction to the classicism of the early 18th century, favored feeling over reason and placed great e
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Comedy of manners

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A comic drama consisting of five or three acts in which the attitudes and customs of a society are critiqued and satirized according to high standards of intellect and morality.

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Comedy-drama

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Seriocomedy

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Hyperbole

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