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1Irony The use of words to express a different meaning than they are used for literallyIn Shakespeares play Twelfth Night he incorporates the use of irony in many of his scenes Act II Scene 3TOBY A false conclusion I hate it as an unfilled can To be up after midnight and to go to bed then is early so that to go to bed after midnight is to go to bed betimes Does not our lives consist of the four elementsANDREW Faith so they say but I think it rather consists of eating and drinkingTOBY Thourt a scholar Let us therefore eat and drink Marian I say A stoup of wineShakespeare uses irony here when Toby calls Andrew a scholar meaning something totally differentSatire Something written in order to attack someones shortcomings using irony or witIn Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal satire is used in order to draw attention to the plight of the Irish people under the rule of England I have been assured by a very knowing American of my Acquaintance in London that a young healthy Child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food Jonathan Swift attacks Englands treatment of the poor people of IrelandTravesty An exaggerated representation of someone elses workLady Mary Wortley Montagues The Reasons that Induced DrSwift to write a Poem called the Ladys Dressing RoomThe Doctor in a clean starchd band His Golden Snuff box in his hand Montague takes the style of writing from Swift and uses it to insult himParody A work that imitates someones style in a humorous wayHenry Fielding in his work Joseph Andrews writes a parody of Homers The Iliad The Shield of Achilles on its head was engraved a nose and chin which might have been mistaken for a pair of nut crackers The learned have imagined it designed to represent the Gorgon but it was copied from the face of a certain long English
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