Research Paper On Humor

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  • The Nature and Function of Humor

    This research paper examines the implications of humor, focusing on working-class humor. The author contends that working-class, or blue-collar laborers use humor to soften the realities of their economic and social woes. This ten page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Ambiguity And Humor

    5 pages in length. Humor is as much an interpretive device as cultural customs or personal experiences. To bypass the ambiguity inherently associated with humor is to realize the vast implications of syntax, language barriers and cultural "insider" aspects of content. The extent to which ambiguity simultaneously adds to and confounds the presence of humor is both grand and far-reaching; that this multiple meaning sometimes leads to confusion, misinterpretation or even misplaced irritation speaks to the fundamental relationship between humor and ambiguity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Humor Therapy

    A 3 page research paper that investigates the use and benefits derived from humor therapy. Humor therapy is a part of complementary medicine, and is used to relieve physical or emotional pain, as well as decrease stress. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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