The humorous essay

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The humorous essay

  1. 1. Types of Essay – Nonfiction Unit
  2. 2. <ul><li>A Humorous essay is a form of nonfiction writing intended to make the reader laugh. </li></ul><ul><li>Some humorous writing, often described as harsh or biting, ridicules its subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Other humorous writing, often described as gentle, treats its subjects with affection even as it makes fun of them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hyperbole </li></ul><ul><li>Understatement </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A hyperbole is an intentional and often outrageous overstatement, or exaggeration. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>An understatement is the presentation of something in a restrained or subtle manner; the opposite of hyperbole. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Diction – also referred to word choice, may include funny names, slang or other examples of verbal humor. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Humorous essays are meant to entertain. </li></ul><ul><li>Humorous essays can be used to convey a serious message. </li></ul>

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