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Running Head: LITERAL DEVICES
I like reading comedy plays for the class. Most of those comedies come from the script of
the comedy movies I watch. One of the favorite comedy plays I read is, Are We There Yet? In
this comedy play, several literally devices are reflected and they affect how the audience
understand and like the comedy.
Several literally devices are used. The first one is diction. The author of the play has
made use of simple words which the audience easily understands. One does not need to struggle
to watch, reading, or listening to the play with dictionaries around. The second and most
important device is Euphemism. This affects the way the audience perceives the play. Harsh
words are substituted. For example, in episode three, Suzanne does not tell Gigi that she is acting
like a prostitute. Instead, she tells her she is a one man woman in the morning and another man’s
woman in the evening. This way, she does not annoy her. The colloquialism is another vital
device. The play uses slung in several scenes which makes it sound natural. Another device is
foreshadowing. This is a literal device which gives the audience a clue of the next scene in the
play. This play is full of this. For instance, when Nick calls her mother to come and spend time
with Kevin and Linsey, the audience is assured that the next scene will involve the three.
Lindsey, Kevin, and the grand...