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[Figure Friday] Paraprosdokian: The Jack Handey Figure
Paraprosdokian (pair-uh-pros-DOH-key-an) [trope] – A sentence or phrase where the latter part causes the audience to rethink the former part. Master the paraprosdokian figure and you’re well on your way to a career in comedy—as many jokes rely on this mostly-hilarious trope: “If I could just say a few words… I’d be a better public... Continue reading →