Comedic Devices and their examples in Plautus' 'Swaggering Soldier'

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Hyperbole
"How many does that make altogether" -Pyrgopolynices, "Seven thousand" -Artotrogus
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Role Reversal
"I'll get out your way" -Periplectomenus
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Repetition
"Palaestrio, Palaestrio!" -Sceledrus, "Sceledrus, Sceledrus" -Palaestrio
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Visual Humour
"I hope there are no busybodies around here" -Milphidippa / "I was trying to see if she was breathing" -Pleusicles
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Satire
"Well...juicy" -Palaestrio
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Insult
"The man has less brains than a dead pig" -Periplectomenus
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Impersonation
"Why do you call me a stupid name I've never heard of?" -Philocamasium
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Parody
"I shall seek my death, for life without him I know I cannot endure" -Acroteleutium
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Card 2

Front

"I'll get out your way" -Periplectomenus

Back

Role Reversal

Card 3

Front

"Palaestrio, Palaestrio!" -Sceledrus, "Sceledrus, Sceledrus" -Palaestrio

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

"I hope there are no busybodies around here" -Milphidippa / "I was trying to see if she was breathing" -Pleusicles

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

"Well...juicy" -Palaestrio

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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