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LIC4 WGU elements of

WGU LIC4 define and recognize elements of:

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Comedy interest, involve, and amuse the reader or audience, in which no terrible disaster occurs and that ends happily for the main characters.
Burleque ridicules a topic by treating something exalted as if it were trivial or vice-versa. See also parody and travesty.
comedy of manners consisting of five or three acts in which the attitudes and customs of a society are critiqued and satirized according to high standards of intellect and morality. The dialogue is usually clever and sophisticated, but often risqué.
commedia
farce humor based on exaggerated, improbable incongruities. Farce involves rapid shifts in action and emotion, as well as slapstick comedy and extravagant dialogue.
high comedy verbal wit, such as puns
low comedy generally associated with physical action and is less intellectual.
romantic comedy love affair that meets with various obstacles(like disapproving parents, mistaken identities, deceptions, or other sorts of misunderstandings) but overcomes them to end in a blissful union. Shakespeare’s comedies, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, are co
slapstick Low comedy in which humor depends almost entirely on physical actions and sight gags. The antics of the three stooges and the modern fourth stooge, Adam Sandler, often fall into this category.
satire art of ridiculing a folly or vice in order to expose or correct it. The object of satire is usually some human frailty; people, institutions, ideas, and things are all fair game for satirists
tragedy presents courageous individuals who confront powerful forces within or outside themselves with a dignity that reveals the breadth and depth of the human spirit in the face of failure, defeat, and even death. Tragedies recount an individual’s downfall
tragicomedy drama that combines certain elements of both tragedy and comedy. The play’s plot tends to be serious, leading to a terrible catastrophe, until an unexpected turn in events leads to a reversal of circumstance, and the story ends happily.
melodrama dramatic form characterized by excessive sentiment, exaggerated emotion, sensational and thrilling action, and an artificially happy ending.
classical drama Works created during the Greco-Roman period are often called classics
renaissance drama described a period of cultural, technological, and artistic vitality during the economic expansion in Britain in the late 1500s and early 1600s
modern drama
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