Meera Syal explores how comic effects can be created in writing using examples from '1066 and All That' by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman. She focuses on timing, pace, rhythm, the rule of three and how through use of these constructions the reader's expectation is inverted.

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Curriculum Bites, English
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4 October 2007

The class could read comedy writing or watch comedy sketches, and to try and identify where these comedy techniques are used.
Students could write their own comedy sketch or monologue using some of these techniques.