Craig White's Literature Courses

Terms / Themes


Incongruent Angles
(that is, one doesn't fit the other)


OED 1.a. Disagreement in character or qualities; want of accordance or harmony; discrepancy, inconsistency.

b. An instance or point of disagreement; a discrepancy, an inconsistency.

2.a. Want of accordance with what is reasonable or fitting; unsuitableness, inappropriateness, absurdity.

b. An instance of such disagreement; an inappropriate matter; an absurdity.


Examples in comedy: (Comic theory page)

fat man's clothes are too tight

skinny man's clothes are too loose

little girl wearing her mother's clothes








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