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Hyperbole- is a figure of speech in which an obvious overstatement or exaggeration is made for either serious or comic effect.

Satire- is writing that use humor or wit to ridicule institutions or humanity for the purpose of effecting change or improvement.

Farce- a type of comedy in which characters are put into ridiculous situations

Understatement-when a writer intentionally represents something as less than it is

Pun- is a play on word, or joke based on words with several meanings or on words that sound alike but have different meanings.

Sarcasm-consists of cutting, often unkind or ironic remarks made to show disapproval or taunt.

Irony- is a contrast between reality and what seems to be real

Parody-is a form of writing that closely imitates the style of an author or a literary work for the sake of ridicule or comic effect. Parodies are designed to mock the work or form they imitate

Wit- Keenness and quickness of perception or discernment; ingenuity. Often used in the plural: living by one's wits.