FC: 1.05 Hunt for Humor
1: 1. Verbal Irony -Smart- Shel Silverstein This poem is an example of Verbal Irony because the boy is suppose to be very Smart but he kept trading his money for less valuble coins, until he reached the lowest form of currency. I thought this was cute and funny. My dad gave me one dollar bill Cause I'm his smartest son, And I swapped it for two shiny quarters Cause two is more than one! And then I took the quarters And traded them to Lou For three dimes -- I guess he don't know That three is more than two! Just then, along came old blind Bates And just 'cause he can't see He gave me four nickles for my three dimes, And four is more than three! And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs Down at the seed-feed store,
2: 2. Sarcasm - This news article is sarcastic because the Speaker of the House of Rep. is quoted say "My big fear was that the speech would be full of vague platitudes that wouldn't be helpful to us in plotting against him...". I thought this was very funny, and witty. WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Congressional Republicans heaped fulsome praise on President Obama’s second Inaugural Address today, saying that it had given them a detailed list of things to thwart over the next four years.
3: 3. Situational Irony - This commericial is a great example situational irony because the car flipping over was a huge suprise to the audience. I think the commericial hilarious, and has a great humor to it. In this commercial a race car comes into for a pit stop and the crew jacks up the car and changes the tire. When the pit crew goes to reattach the tire the car flips over trying to show consumers how powerful this drill is.
4: 4. Dramatic Irony - Oh Susanna by Steven Foster is an example of dramatic irony because it says it was dry, and hot but the speaker froze to death. I believe this is a funny example because of the description of the day and then the speaker randomly "froze to death". It rained all night The day I left The weather it was dry The sun so hot, I froze to death Susanna, don't you cry
5: 5. Hyperbole- This is an example of a hyperbole greeting card because it exaggerates that is "raining cats and dogs". I believe this is funny because of how it is illustrated.
6: 6. Understatement - This comic strip is an example of an Understatement because the boy says he received " Just a couple scratches" when he fell out of tree. I believe this is the funniest comic strip because I like how it uses personification
7: 7. Malapropism- A Hard Day's Night by the Beetles is an example of a song with Malapropism. This is an example of malapropism because the title was spoken by Ringo Starr as a Malapropism. I think is funny someone can turn song title into something else, by just changing one word, or two.
8: 8. Pun - This comic strip displays the humor device pun because instead of knife instead of nice and the lady's father was stabbed and he said STABle instead of stable. It is a bit funny but not hilarious.
9: 9. Oxymoron - Accidentally On Purpose- George Jones This song title is an oxymoron, which is when something contridicts itself. I believe it is humorous because it contridicts itself and because the title makes it kind of confusing to figure out what the song is about.