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Literary Devices Used in Satire Assignment: Benjamin Byeon 9A by Mind Map: Literary Devices Used in Satire Assignment: Benjamin Byeon 9A
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Literary Devices Used in Satire Assignment: Benjamin Byeon 9A

Hyperbole: Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or create a comic effect.

Page 77,"three thousands of them, and not three decent ones."

Page 78, "that barbarian who wrote an interminable commentary..."

Allusion: Reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, science, or the arts.

Page 58, "They say that Venice is strictly for the Venetian nobility, but that foreigners are nevertheless well received when they have plenty of money."

Page 69, "As you know, the two countries are at war over a few acres of snow on the Canadian border, and they are spending rather more on their lovely war than the whole Canada is worth."

(Comes out in many parts of the novel; just one example.) Page 24, "...watched two lovers being flogged in an auto-da-fé..."

Irony: Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality.

Page 40, "words failed him when he saw the two girls throw their arms lovingly around the two apes and collapse in tears over their corpses..."

Page 86, "How does it come about that I see you again?...it began to pour with rain just as they were about to roast me: the downpour was so violent that they despaired of lighting the fire, and I was hanged for want of...surgeon bought my body...started dissecting me...wife came running from the next room...fell on top of him...Don' you know that the devil takes up permanent residence in these people?..."

Parody: Imitation of a work of literature, art, or music for amusement or satirical purposes.

Page 6, "'You are hereby the support, the defender, the mainstay, and, in a word, the hero of the Bulgars; your fortune is made, and you glory is assured.' They immediately clap irons on his feet..."

Page 16, "But, oh my dear Pangloss! Greatest of philosophers!"

Page 17-18 and 21-23, (one of them), "he was looking at Mademoiselle Cunégonde, for she was she!"

Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.

Page 79, "Take me to her, that we may both die of joy."

Page 4," Pangloss taught metaphysico-theologico-cosmo-nigology."

Understatement: The presenting of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.

Page 75, "While we waited for dinner, Pococuranté gave orders for a concerto to be performed. Candide thought the music delightful. 'It's a sort of noise,' said Pococuranté, 'that whiles away the odd half-hour..."

Page 76, "endless recital of battles which are all the same, those gods who are always interfering but never do anything, that Helen of his who is the cause of the war...that Troy which keep besieging without ever talking- it all used to make me weep with boredom."

Page 76, "second, fourth, and sixth books of the Aeneid are rather fine..." (could not make it italicize)