Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

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What’s the definition of comedy? Banana. – Addison Anderson Flipped Lesson created by Laura Diaz


What’s the definition of comedy? Banana. – Addison Anderson Flipped Lesson created by Laura Diaz

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Let’s Begin…

In our study of Genre we have been discussing Non-Fiction, Drama, and Realistic Fiction.In this Unit we will explore Comedy. What makes us giggle and guffaw? The inability to define comedy is its very appeal; it is defined by its defiance of definition.

A.Anderson riffs on the philosophy of Henri Bergson and Aristotle to elucidate how a definition draws borders while comedy breaks them down.

In this lesson we explore and try to answer the following questions:

> Are things funny if they’re true?

>What did Bergson argue comedy tends to target?

>Why is it funny when someone slips on a banana peel?

>Let’s say you figure out the actual definition and essential criteria of comedy and thus know whether anything qualifies as funny or not. Now explain why people laugh at what’s funny.

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5 comments on “What’s the definition of comedy? Banana. – Addison Anderson Flipped Lesson created by Laura Diaz

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  2. Gage d'argent
    February 12, 2014

    Sublime lecture, merci beaucoup !!!

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  4. Caden
    November 1, 2013

    This is very interesting. You are making my brain spin with all these fresh ideas. Subscribed to follow.

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  5. sean.patterson
    October 31, 2013

    I’m really keyed up to try this out. Thanks for the info.

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