Comedic Terms in . Much Ado About Nothing. Dramatic Irony : Situations in which there is a difference between what a character believes to be true and what the better-informed reader or audience knows to be true. Foil :
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Comedic Terms in
Much Ado About Nothing
Situations in which there is a difference between what a character believes to be true and what the better-informed reader or audience knows to be true.
A character, usually a minor one, who emphasizes the qualities of another character through implied contrast between the two.
When a character mistakes another character’s identity
A character in the comedy who is portrayed as a foolish old man in tight trousers and slippers.
A play on words which are either identical in sound (homonyms) or similar in sound but are different in meaning. Puns have serious as well as comic literary uses.
A boisterous form of comedy marked by chases, collisions, and crude practical jokes.
A discrepancy between the words spoken and the intended meaning, as in sarcasm.