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    Humour Definition

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    Humour is considered as common and universal social phenomenon that has been a part of human history starting from the ancient times. It touches every aspect of our life with or without our permission. It is impossible to avoid and applies to any subject, whether in conversation, literature, press or music and television. (Berger 1998:1). The word “humour” derives from Latin: humor “moisture”, humere “to be moist” and was used by scientists and doctors in the Middle Ages to describe four body fluids. Their proportions determined the temperament of an individual. The concept of humour as a notion of mood became known in the late 17th century (Oxford Dictionary) and is used in the work of Lord Shaftesburty, “An Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour”, from 1709. (Bremmer and Herman 1997:1) However, the evidence for phenomenon of humour as a message intended to…

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    Aqueous Humour Essay

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    INTRODUCTION In this assignment we are going to elaborate on the role of aqueous humor and vitreous humor in maintaining the pressure of the globe, the structures related to the humor, functions of the humors, origin and also pathology related to them. PHYSIOLOGY OF THE AQUEOUS HUMOR The aqueous humour is a transparent fluid similar to plasma, but containing low protein concentrations. It is secreted from the ciliary epithelium (a structure supporting the lens). It is located in the…

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    superiority, alienation and differences through humour, relief/release theories explain the reaction of people’s body through the action of laughter and how humour is constructed and cognitively processed is explain in incongruity theories. This section provides a brief overview of the complex of humour concept and the theories behind its mechanism. Although the definition of humour varies from context to context depending on the perspectives of the research, it is widely acknowledged that…

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    Sitcom Conventions

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    The sitcom genre is a familiar genre that majority are familiar with and is a growing genre in the media industry. Sitcoms generate millions of dollars every year with new popular TV sitcoms coming out every year along with the traditional sitcoms producing new seasons. The conventions of a sitcom separate this genre from others, like limited locations, stereo typical characters and circular narrative. The sitcom producers modified these conventions as the genre has grown and gained more ratings…

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    Once the story of Belle Gibson was released to the public, I was hooked on the idea of what it could become if it was used as the base of a story. The Australian’s article on the Belle Gibson story provided a strong stimulus, as it discussed the tales of her so-called terminal illness. What made the article interesting in my opinion was Gibson’s reasoning to why she lied about her terminal illness, and how it lead to a lot of drama amongst people. It occurred to me that the same situation could…

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    Persepolis Humour Essay

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    ideal situation for humour to be applied, but humour is seen often in Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis; a book retelling Satrapi’s childhood during the revolution. Although her story is littered with the tragedy and brutality of oppression and war, the horrors she experienced are often combined with funny moments that seem impossible in her situation. The premise of humour may seem out of place in a graphic novel about a terrible time, the addition of laughter actually balances out the…

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    Paragraph 1 Fawlty tower’s is a famous British television sitcom that invokes several different types of satirical and sarcastic types of humour. Thanks to the use of this humour the t.v. series was slowly gaining popularity and became known as one of the ‘’greats’’. Fawlty tower’s has been around for over fifty years, but back when the series was still irrelevant it was listed as the number one British and thanks to this the series is noted as a legend. The show also includes a questionable…

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    Concept Analysis Critique

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    A Critique of Humour in Adult Cancer Care: A concept Analysis “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one's fellow human beings." Maya Angelou, In Context Magazine The idea that laughter and humor are good for your health is not a new concept. Aristotle, Nightingale, and Freud have all given their opinions on the topic just to name a few (Dean & Gregory, 2004). Humor is universal in scope but ambiguous in definition. A concept analysis…

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    “Oh what humour” “Comedy is Australia’s second nature” By Ainya Have you ever heard the saying, Comedy is Australia’s second nature. Well it’s true. Comedy is what Australia lives for. It’s how, we as a nation, survived the war, the great depression and every other terrible thing that has tried to conquer Australia? As American journalist Hugh Sidey once said “A sense of humour is needed armour. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a…

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    Cadburys Advert Analysis

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    The main colour associated with the product and advertisement is the colour purple. Purple symbolises royalty, power, nobility, creativity, and ambition. The colour purple is shown throughout the commercial for the audience to understand it is a Cadburys adverts ands sets the mood to the commercial. The commercial is set in a simple music studio with just a drum kit, speakers and Cadbury 's trademark purple as a background. It creates the emotion of relaxed and financially low in price as it 's…

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