Unformatted text preview: Quotations and Paraphrases: Write each of these paraphrases using an appositive to describe the subject noun. Essay Topic—Due Friday Both short stories, “The Golden Honeymoon” and “The Greatest Man in the World,” amuse the reader. What elements make these two stories comic? To answer this question requires you move beyond justretelling the story. You should focus on language, character development, setting and reader expectations. Definition of Comedy: A person or situation turns comic when the way something is said or done “strikingly contrasts” with the expected outcome—the way something is normally said or done. In other words, readers are struck by the total incompetence of the situation and often find themselves thinking “this is not how a person acts” or “this is not how I would expect a situation to turn out.” (paraphrased from Alfred Kazin, literary critic)...
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- Spring '09
- Andrew Carnegie, Short story, English-language films, Walk This Way, Turn