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Match the following literary devices to the quotes from the play that demonstrate their usage. Question 5 options: Satire Dramatic Irony Verbal Irony Hyperbole Stage Directions Pun Victorian Societal Norms 1. CHASUBLE: Your brother Ernest dead? JACK: Quite dead. 2. LADY BRACKNELL: I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance…The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.
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3. [LANE presents several letters on a salver to ALGERNON. It is to be surmised that they are bills, as ALGERNON, after looking at the envelopes, tears them up.] 4. ALGERNON: Tomorrow, Lane, I’m going Bunburying. 5. JACK: On the contrary, Aunt Augusta, I’ve now realized for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest. 6. LADY BRACKNELL: The line is immaterial. Mr. Worthing, I confess I feel somewhat bewildered by what you have just told me. To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it has handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life…As for the particular locality in which the hand-bag was found, a cloak-room at a railway station might serve to conceal a social indiscretion…but it could hardly be regarded as an assured basis for a recognized position in good society. 7. JACK: Of course it’s mine. [Moving to him.] You have seen me with it a hundred times, and you have no right whatsoever to read what is written inside. It is a very ungentlemanly thing to read a private cigarette case.

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