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Literary devices (puns)

Introduction to puns

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Literary devices (puns)

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  2. 2. One day two carrots were walking down the One day twowere the best of friends. Just asstreet. They carrots were walking down the street. They were the best of friends. Just asthey started to step off the curb a car came they started to step off the curb a car camespeeding aroundthe corner and ran one of of speeding around the corner and ran onethem over. The unhurt carrot called an them over. ambulance and helped his friend as best heThe unhurt carrot called an ambulance and could. He was taken to the emergency ward athelped his friendrushed away. the hospital, and as best he could. He was ttaken to emergency at the hospital, andrushed away.
  3. 3. After many hours of agonized waiting, thedoctor came out. He walked over to thedistraught carrot and said "I have good news,and I have bad news. The good news is thatyour friend is going to pull through."
  4. 4. "The bad news is that hes going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life".y
  6. 6. I relish the fact thatyouve mustard thestrength to ketchupto me .
  7. 7. discussionSo, what is a PUN?
  8. 8. A pun is…A play on words that capitalizes on a similarityof spelling and/or pronunciation betweenwords that have different meanings.(The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms)
  9. 9. HomophonicHomographicHomonymic
  10. 10. types of punsHomophonic puns(derived from homophones)• utilize word pairs which sound alikebut do not carry the same meaning.• rely on hearing• examples: check/Czech, sun/son
  11. 11. types of punsHomographic puns(derived from homographs)• exploit words which have the samespelling, but possess differentmeanings and sounds.• rely on more on sight• examples: bass, tear, desert
  12. 12. You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish.Unless of course, you can play a bass.Tuna fish: homophonic punBass: homographic pun
  13. 13. types of punsHomonymic puns(derived from homonyms)• exploit words which have the samespelling, sound alike, but possessdifferent meanings.• rely on both sight and sound• examples: lie, fall, can
  15. 15. Turn right and go straight.
  16. 16. I did a theatrical performance about puns.Really it was just a play on words.
  17. 17. FINISH
  18. 18. WORKSHEET!1. Find as many puns as you can2. Identify if it’s a homophonic, homographicor homonymic pun3. And state how the inversion of meaning iscreated.