Comic Relief: Definition & Examples


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In which literary genre or genres do writers use comic relief?

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1. What is comic relief in a work of literature?

2. What does a writer incorporate in a work to create comic relief?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your grasp of comic relief as a literary device with this worksheet and quiz combination. Study questions will address topics such as where comic relief is used with regard to literature and how it is applied.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Specific things a writer can do in order to create comic relief in a piece of writing
  • The master of this literary device
  • How comic relief functions in a literary work

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the application of comic relief and what it can do for a story
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on comic relief
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the author who was a classic master of comic relief

Additional Learning

For more on the usage of this literary device, review the lesson named Comic Relief: Definition & Examples. You'll be going over the following bullet points:

  • The characteristics of comic relief
  • How Charles Dickens used comic relief in his writings
  • Harper Lee and her depictions of characters