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Is   Wit   a feminist play? Why do you think it is (or is not)? Be as specific as you can! Wit originate from old English term wit, which means “to know.” It is a literary device which refers to elements in a literary work designed to make the audience laugh or feel amused. Over the years, its meanings continuously keep changing. Today, it is associated with laughter and comedy and is a biting or insightful kind of humor. In fact, it is a clever expression of thought which is either harmless or aggressive. Historically, wit has been a sign of a cultivated intellect and mind. It was often found in poetry, as well in stage plays, specifically during the Restoration Period. For example, a typical restoration comedy of manners which uses humor and wit as key ingredients is The Way of the World. In the late Middle Ages, the term wit referred to intellect and intelligence as opposed to knowledge. During the Renaissance, it signifies wisdom. In the area of drama, no one matched William Shakespeare in terms of variety, profundity, wit and use of language. In the seventeenth
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