It is at this very moment that Harry discovers the true identity of the mysterious Tom Riddle. Not only does it create a moment of suspension, but it sets the tone for the rest of the series as Harry must uncover more about Lord Voltmeter’s past in order to know how to defeat him. B. Stressed = Desserts c. A gentleman = Elegant man d. Vacation time = I am not active e. Conversation = Voices rant on f. The eyes = they see The Detectives = Detect thieves g. H. Astronomers = No more stars Pest By she_ice 2. Puns Puns are literary device wherein a word is used in a manner to suggest two or more Seibel meanings.
This is generally done to the effect of creating humor or irony or wryness. Puns can also refer to words that suggest meanings of similar-sounding words. The trick is to make the reader have an “ah! ” moment and discover two or more meanings. A. A zoo had a camel with no humps named ‘Humphrey. ‘ b. Insects that make honey are always on their best bee-hive-lour. C. Energize Bunny arrested charged with battery. D. Not l, believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble soles; I have a soul of lead. (Romeo and Juliet) e. Tickler was a wax-ended piece of cane, worn smoothly by illusion with my tickled frame. . Oxymoron Oxymoron is a compressed paradox in which seemingly contradicting terms appear side by side. Oxymoron is a significant literary device as it allows the author to use contradictory, contrasting concepts placed together in a manner that actually ends up making sense in a strange, and slightly complex manner. An oxymoron is an interesting literary device because it helps to perceive a deeper level of truth and explore different layers of semantics while writing. A. He had his bittersweet confessions last night. B. Deafening silence occurred after the awkward happening. She is like a living dead after she loses the one she loved. D. The audiences thought that the comedian is pretty ugly in his costume. E. William Shakespeare is a terribly good writer. 4. Irony The use of irony in literature refers to playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence or word is actually different from the literal meaning. Often irony is used to suggest the stark contrast of the literal meaning being put forth. The deeper, real layer of significance is revealed not by the words themselves but the situation and the context in which they are placed. 4. 1 Dramatic Irony
Dramatic Irony involves an incongruity between what is expected or intended and what actually occurs. It is when the audience knows more than one or several of the characters onscreen, a condition which pushes audience attention into the future because it creates anticipation about what is going to happen when the truth comes out. A. In Rebecca, the character felt everyone was comparing her to her husband’s first wife, Rebecca. The husband’s actions came from self-hatred because he killed her and not because he loved Rebecca. B. In Shakespearean Macbeth, the audience knows that Macbeth acts loyal to Duncan while planning his murder. In Hamlet, we are aware that Hamlet knows the truth about his father’s murder and that Hamlet is not mad. D. Two people are engaged to be married but the audience knows that the man is planning to run away with another woman. E. In a scary movie, the character walks into a house and the audience knows the killer is in the house. 4. 2 Situational Irony Situational irony transpires when the final outcome is opposing to what was expected. Usually, the episodes in the plot of a story will lead the audience to expect a particular resolution or ending.
If such an expected outcome fails and instead another contrary outcome occurs, the absurdity is termed situational irony. Such a form of irony is the result a discrepancy in perspective, such that what is known and expected at one moment differs with what is known later on. Some might only consider situational irony to be ironic rarely if at all. Rather, in most cases, it seems more like coincidence. A. Two people want a divorce and during the proceedings, discover they still love each other and remarry. B. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare – Romeo finds Juliet drugged and assumes she is dead.
He kills himself then she awakens, see that e is dead and kills herself. C. In Greek mythology, Crocus learned that he would be overthrown by his children so he devoured any children Rhea, his wife, had. She tricked him with her child Zeus, giving his a stone wrapped in swaddling clothes. In the end, Zeus and his siblings overthrew Crocus. D. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Bam – Dorothy travels too far away land and, in the end, it was only a dream. E. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry – The wife cuts her long hair and sells it to have the money to buy her husband a pocket watch chain. He sells the watch to buy her a hair accessory. 4. Verbal Irony Verbal irony is a type of irony in which the intended meaning of a statement differs from the meaning that the words appear to express. A. “Wow, what a perfect timing! I could finish the entire book! ” – Now, how better can you convey that your friend made you wait for hours? B. You say, “Isn’t it warm in here”, and point toward a broken heater. This is the best conveyed “get it repaired fast” message ever. C. It doesn’t hurt. I can burn into pieces. D. “As pleasant and relaxed as a coiled rattlesnake” – This implies that the person seems to be relaxed but, can attack you at any time! E. “Water is as clear as mud” –