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Title: James Herriot and Humor


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James Herriot and Humor
  • By Winona Siegmund

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To learn more about James Herriot
  • Wight the younger (who followed in his father's
    footsteps and later joined the practice in
    Thirsk), is undoubtedly the best person to reveal
    the depths of a man whose public persona was as
    respected and trusted as the real man who tended
    to animals in and around the small Yorkshire
    village where he lived until the day he died.
    --Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk --

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  • aside This device is found most often in plays.
    These are small comments often funny are made
    almost under ones breath, designed for the
    audience to hear, but NOT for everyone present to
    hear.

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  • contrast contrast is a key element in
    literature. Not all contrasts are humorous, of
    course, but they can be humorous, esp. when there
    is a situation involving an unexpected contrast
    between two unlikes.

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What makes us laugh (again)?
  • exaggeration both in word and deed. Using
    hyperbole (exaggeration) can be very funny,
    indeed. Think of a child telling you a story
    where he/she exaggerates the details to make an
    impact it can be extremely funny.

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  • irony It is an incongruity or a discrepancy
    between a and b. Not all irony is funny. If
    someone is hurt or the situation is painful or
    embarrassing, then its not humorous, but irony
    can be funny.

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  • physical comedy think of the Three Stooges and
    the old Dick VanDyke Show. These are silly,
    ridiculous actions, esp. things like tripping and
    poking, where you know that no one gets seriously
    hurt. Its no longer funny if someone is
    actually hurt.

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  • poking fun a gentle device where one character
    kindly (not meanly) makes gentle fun of another.
    If this is done in a mean-spirited way, then it
    is NOT considered poking fun. The narrator pokes
    fun in Gift of the Magi.

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  • word play This can be an authors playful use
    of language, which is often figurative. Youll
    see some humorous word play (often, but not
    always) in similes, metaphors, personification,
    and, in puns and exaggeration/ hyperbole.
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