Compostion 4 - Hok Lam Chong ESL 33B 10:30am 1:30pm Elements of comedy Comedy is a type of writing piece and has a function to entertain the

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Hok Lam Chong ESL 33B 10:30am – 1:30pm Elements of comedy Comedy is a type of writing piece and has a function to entertain the readers. In definition, comedy will be formed if the writer used some funny language, or the characters perform some unexpected behavior. The comedies, Golden Honeymoon and The Greatest Man In the World, also have these two types of elements to make them become a comedy. Language of the two stories make use of the sense of humor. The language can be a direct joke. For example, when Charley and Lucy, both of who are protagonists of the story Golden Honeymoon, arriving the destination of vacation, Charley said that they were lucky because not needing to choose a hotel among a series of them all of which claimed that they are the best. In the same story, after celebrating with Lucy for her birthday, Charley paid seventy – five cents for the supper and said that that every day was not Lucy’s birthday was a good thing. Then, Lucy relied that this was not the reality because she would have died soon, if every day was her birthday. Another example should be the first time when Charley met Frank. To sneer at Frank, Charley said that Frank’s beard looked like a regular blizzard. All these examples make use a direct joke spoken out by the character. However,
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2010 for the course ENGLISH ESL 33A taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '09 term at Pasadena City College.

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Compostion 4 - Hok Lam Chong ESL 33B 10:30am 1:30pm Elements of comedy Comedy is a type of writing piece and has a function to entertain the

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