Pun and Sarcasm



Claudius- “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?”

Hamlet- “Not so, my lord. I am too much in the sun” (Shakespeare, 10)


“They seemed to think the opportunity lost, if they failed to point the conversation to me, every now and then, and stick the point into me” (Dickens, 7)




“I made the genius choice of selling my car right before I decided to move” (Sarcasm)


“Was there a lack of graves in Egypt, that you took us away to die in the wilderness?” (Exodus 14:11)


Works Cited

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. Print.

Exodus. New American Bible. N.p.: Salsberry, 1970. Print.

“Sarcasm.” Literary Terms. N.p., 28 Aug. 2015. Web. 24 Jan. 2016.

Shakespeare, William. “Act I Scene II.” Hamlet and Related Readings. New York:                                  Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2000. N. pag. Print.



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