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  • Sarcasm

    Sarcasm Definition of Sarcasm Sarcasm is derived from French word sarcasmor and also from a Greek word sarkazein that means “tear flesh” or “grind the teeth”. Somehow‚ in simple words it means to speak bitterly. Generally‚ the literal meaning is different than what the speaker intends to say through sarcasm. Sarcasm is a literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satirical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously. For

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  • All That Is Sarcasm

    even when a friend is being unintelligent‚ one can be easily agitated with such annoyances. Although violence may seem like a good idea at the time‚ sarcasm is a better approach and it’s easier on the knuckles. Sarcasm is less simple‚ however‚ so here are some quick tips to make those witty retorts we all love so much. When it comes to sarcasm‚ all remarks should be lighthearted--after all no one likes a jerk. Pick a phrase that isn’t too degrading‚ but one that gets the point across so the

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  • Communicating Sarcasm

    particular‚ an issue that often arises is the question of communicating sarcasm over these media. Sarcasm is a disruptive factor that polarizes the meaning of a message and flips it completely. Before the digital era‚ studies often analyzed the verbal cues used to signal sarcasm. Signalling sarcasm is not a perfect science‚ however‚ studies have given us insight into how verbal cues‚ such as intonation‚ are used to signal sarcasm. Yet‚ in a digital medium the dimension of tonality is

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  • Example Of Sarcasm

    Sarcasm requires a special type of thinking ability because of its complex use of word choice‚ body language‚ and context used to create humor‚ satire‚ or irony. As sarcasm revolves around the ability to distinguish between what is being said and how it is being said‚ it is then more likely to be practiced by adolescents and adults than young children. This is due to the fact that adolescents have the ability to think in multidimensional terms which according to the textbook Adolescent Development

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  • Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies in "The Company Man"

    distaste and anger toward Phil‚ as he in her mind represents Corporate America: routine‚ indifferent‚ almost robotic. Goodman uses numerous rhetorical strategies to convey her attitude toward Phil‚ including tone‚ repetition‚ the use of statistics‚ sarcasm‚ anecdotes‚ differing syntax‚ and irony. From the beginning‚ Goodman creates a very impersonal tone‚ letting characters remain nameless and unimportant‚ identifying them primarily by their age – “Phil‚ fifty-one years old…Helen‚ forty-eight years

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  • Analysis Of A Modest Proposal By Johnathan Swift

    To many‚ A Modest Proposal‚ is quite the opposite‚ as it is filled with irony‚ sarcasm‚ and little sincerity. This is more closely related to the word‚ absurd‚ rather than ‚modest. From my standpoint I believe that this idea outlined by Johnathan Swift was done as a comic solution during the troubling time of famine in Ireland. Swift did not have the intention of this proposal to ever be taken seriously and actually implemented‚ but rather use it in order to get the attention of Ireland’s government

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  • Anne Bradstreet "The Prologue"

    write such a challenging poem. This poem is like a “soul scream’ – Bradstreet shares her desire to be recognized and respected as a female writer. She shares that desire in a very interesting way. The whole poem is mostly based on irony and sarcasm. Especially it can be noticed throughout the first three stanzas‚ where she intentionally understates herself and her skills. For example‚ “A Bartas can do what a Bartas will‚ But simple I according to my skill”‚ from the second stanza and‚ “My obscure

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  • Anne Bradstreet's Criticism of the Male World in Her “the Prologue”

    poem the Prologue‚ Anne Bradstreet sharply criticizes the male world for its unjust prejudice and hostility against the female world and female creativity. In order to criticize the male world‚ Anne Bradstreet uses such literary devices as irony and sarcasm. The tone of Anne is ironic throughout the poem. Her approach seems to be very polite but behind this polite attitude there lies a biting as well as pointed attack towards the male world. She uses many understatements which are also the mark of her

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  • Kingdom Animalia

    on adrenaline and sarcasm is my fallback position. I have honed my sharp retorts and quick wit to an art form. Thankfully‚ for some reason Nathan decided to look past my hard exterior and give me a chance at a second impression. I had to give him a chance at a second impression too. At our first encounter‚ he was not what I expected from a small town cop. He was a little jumpy when he saw my gun‚ but otherwise seemed almost indifferent. His particular brand of bland sarcasm was something I didn’t

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  • Big Brother Isn't Watching You

    Big Brother isn’t watching you Conflict is unavoidable wherever there are humans. But what causes these conflicts and how should these be resolved? These questions are addressed in a commentary by Russell Brand called ”Big Brother isn’t watching you”. He comments on the riots of London in 2011 and tries to explain why they happened as well as how to resolve this conflict between the government and the younger generations. Russell Brand moved to Los Angeles but still considers himself an Englishman

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