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High Comedy: Definition & Examples

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As a genre, high comedy is intended to appeal to…

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1. George Meredith first used the term high comedy in identification with...

2. In contrast to the crude humor of low comedy, examples of high comedy are marked by their use of _____ and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

High comedy was a term first coined in the late 1800s to define a very specific form of humorous writing. This quiz will test you on the genre of high comedy, as well as its forms and examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This high comedy quiz is meant to test your ability to:

  • Understand high comedy's appeal
  • Recall how George Meredith first used the term
  • Contrast high comedy and low comedy
  • Recognize forms high comedy appears in
  • Identify examples of high comedy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on high comedy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast high comedy and low comedy
  • Information recall - remember what you've now learned about high comedy
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the history and forms of high comedy

Additional Learning

Want to learn more? The lesson on High Comedy covers the following objectives:

  • Define high comedy
  • Explain the history of the phrase being coined
  • Provide examples of high comedy
  • Give details of low comedy
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