What is the Difference Between Irony, Satire, and Sarcasm

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Irony, Satire, and Sarcasm may seem like close cousins, but there are a few differences between these rhetorical terms. If you aren’t sure what your friends and class fellows label your jokes to be, you might want to read till the end of this article. We explain the key differences between irony, satire, and sarcasm … Read more What is the Difference Between Irony, Satire, and Sarcasm

Popular World War II Advertisements

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World War II was a global war fought between major countries of the world along with their allies. The war continued for 6 years and proved to be one of the deadliest ones with over 85 million deaths. In order to gain support from the general public, different types of advertisements were run by the … Read more Popular World War II Advertisements

Why Does Sarcasm Hurt?

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Sarcasm is a double-layered expression — of playfulness, passive-aggressiveness, or awkwardness — which on the surface indicates that the person’s acts and statements are neutral, but the second layer beneath the surface signifies aggression. Sarcasm is passive-aggressive by definition. And not everyone can always detect the subtle irony at play. Only a few individuals can … Read more Why Does Sarcasm Hurt?

Learn About the History of Fonts

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From webpages and mobile apps to billboards and magazines, different fonts surround us. Every font you see is used for a different purpose, and each one is chosen based on its unique “personality” — choosing fonts is a crucial step in the design process for anything involving text. Some fonts are better suited to professional … Read more Learn About the History of Fonts

How Were Messages Sent to Soldiers Overseas During World War II?

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The Second World War is one of the deadliest wars in the world history and lasted for over 6 years between 1939 and 1945.  The global super powers invested most of their economic, financial, and political sources behind the war. Major superpowers such as the USA, Russia, and China took part in this war which … Read more How Were Messages Sent to Soldiers Overseas During World War II?

World War II Ads – Government Messages to Raise War Awareness and Support

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Introduction In 1941, after the Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, (December 7) the United States entered World War 2. It launched its own rationing program where Americans were only allowed to buy and ration domestic goods such as local shoes, cars etc. The British government and American government were interested in raising awareness among the … Read more World War II Ads – Government Messages to Raise War Awareness and Support

What is Sarcasm?

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Sarcasm Sarcasm means to taunt or ridicule someone in an ironic way — either for comedic effect or express passive aggressiveness or slyness. In the paragraphs that follow, this relationship is explored at length. But first a bit of etymology. The word ‘sarcasm’ comes from the Greek words “sark,” meaning “flesh” and “asmos,” which means … Read more What is Sarcasm?