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Three family members killed on way to funeral in Northern B.C.The northern B.C. town of Chetwynd and a nearby first nations community are reeling after three people, already on their way to a funeral, died in a car accident, leaving a baby boy orphaned. Terry Norris, 50, Candice Norris, 25, and Darryl Marshall, 29, were driving from Chetwynd to Dawson Creek Saturday morning, according to Dawson Creek RCMP. The father, daughter and son-in-law were on their way to Terry’s uncle’s funeral. Terry was to be a pallbearer. But at about 10:30 a.m., just 30 kilometres from their destination, their vehicle went out of control and crashed into a pickup truck.A family was on a way to a funeral, and they died a car crash on the way. This is definitely an example of situational irony. It is ironic that they died on the way to a funeral. The writer of this article didn't intend for it to be an ironic story, but this was simply the way it happened. The way the Norris family died was just an ironic situation. This was not meant to be humorous, although it slightly is funny if taken the right way. It was a situation of pure irony.
ACT 5 SCENE 3 of Romeo and JulietJuliet takes a poison that will send her into a deep sleep so tat she can eventually elope with Romeo, but Romeo doesn't receive the message that the poison did not kill her. Therefore Romeo believes Juliet is dead and he kills himself. When Juliet awakes, she finds Romeo really dead, and kills herself as well. This is an example of dramatic irony because Romeo was unaware of what the audience was aware of; a fact that could have saved both his life and Juliet's. Shakespeare used dramatic irony to create the tragic part in this tragedy. This was a creative and ironic way to end the play on a sad note and essentially kill the main characters. As I've said before, Shakespeare is always successful in correctly employing humor devices, but this example did not result in a feel of hilarity.
My Brilliant Brunette shampoo claims that it: “adds amazing luster for infinite, mirror-like shine.” (In a Commercial)A shampoo commercial promises hair with "infinite shine". This is impossible. Infinite shine would be reflecting all, or 100% of the light that we are exposed to. So this shampoo will reflect all of the light the sun puts off? Would this not damage people's eyes? This is an example of a hyperbole, or an extreme exaggeration. The writer of this commercial uses this hyperbole to help sell the product and have women believing that this shampoo will forever have their hair shining. I find this to be a very successful hyperbole because it helped sell the shampoo, but it is not humorous. Although a hyperbole is a humor device, it is not always funny when employed.
The Dubliners: Protect and Survive (Song) 3rd StanzaWell a nuclear strike can be recognizedIt would stand out in a crowdThere's a flash, then a bang, then a blast of heatThen a bloody great mushroom cloudSo if you happen to see one at the end of your streetWould you please pick up the telephoneAnd inform your local police
The British Government issued a nuclear attach survival guide, and the Dubliners were making fun of it. They said that a nuclear explosion is easy to spot, so don't forget to call the police if you see one. This is an example of an understatement because of course a nuclear explosion is eerily recognized! Also, it is likely that if you can hear it, then you're probably going to die anyways before you could inform the police. The Dubliners wrote this in the song to poke fun at the British Government for thinking you can survive a nuclear attack. I find this to be extremely funny, and a very humorous example of an understatement in music.
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