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#3705 Dante's Divine Internet

Posted by Riddikulus on 01 January 2016 - 06:33 PM

Thought ya'll might like to travel the travails of comedy divine...

 

http://forum.chicken...comedy-inferno/

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Wrestling with the inner/outer self.

Value of the guide becomes irrelevant in the end.

Decisions of the self increase....
Chiasmic Triple tercet of tactics.

Plus random structures of context and images.

Song sssStructure:  ABA BCB CDC DED CDC BCB ABA

Rhyme and reason; rejection is hell.
Blaming Everyone, but yourself.
It gets better, once you get rolling...
Try not to assume so much along the way.

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#9895 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Rufus Tullius on 02 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

How can I make a thread of this nature without including metaphors?
 
Metaphors are one of the most common types of speech. They add a sort of definition and color because they describe a comparison between two things that are most often apart except for a common characteristic that can link the two together. A noun or a verb can be described as something different. 
 
An example comparing a chef to a writer. Learning to write can be visualized with cooking skills. One must learn to bake, roast, chop, and cut. Including all the little things that go with it through practice and experience. They're great for sharpening the imagination and to give further understanding in communicating ideas 
 
Metaphors are different from similes in that they don't use terms like "like" or "as" to compare two things. Metaphors make hidden comparisons. Portraying one thing as being something else but not that something else. There is an implied implicit meaning.
 
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#4982 Cock Tales and Feathers

Posted by LadyLiberty on 31 March 2016 - 01:04 PM

In 1779 a woman by the name of Betsy Flanagan owned a tavern near Yorktown, New York. Men from Washington's army used to hang out at this establishment to relax their worries and energize themselves with concoctions of alcohol known as bracers. Many of the officers used to tease old Betsy about the chickens that one of her close neighbors. Seems the neighbor was a Tory. Well, one day she decided to make them all eat their words.
 
Back in those days, no true patriot would buy anything from a Tory. It just wasn't done. Political correctness and all. So, Betsy arranged a wonderful chicken dinner for them. When they finished feasting on the delicious birds they continued their celebrations at the bar with more bracers. To their merriment they found each bottle or 'bracer' festooned with a cock's tail from the Tory chicken farmers coop. They laughed and laughed and a toast was called for and one of the men (I think he was French) exclaimed:
 
"Vive le cock tail"
 
Betsy was a popular gal it seems. Since that day forward all of Betsy's concoctions were known as cocktails, a name that we still use today to describe the inebriating drinks we so love to imbibe from time to time.
 
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#4795 Charms for inspiration...

Posted by Forster Woods on 13 March 2016 - 04:53 PM

I found a great thread from another site. It offers an artistic approach at creating 'enchantments'.  Whether by words and phrases, images, and sound. An inspirational approach that may help others transform their own personal relationships into something more positive.

 

An Art form of great Quality

Choose to click or not click!

That is the question.... :chicken4:

http://the-fringe.co..._of_enchantment

I'll offer a bit here on Chickensomething of what I added on this interesting thread. It dovetails into something I've been thinking about for some time...

Regarding the enchantments created by the medium in which I call like to call 'The Flickers'. An old term. A 'magic' word used by people long since dead when Magic lanterns became something more....

I'll try to get to more on magic words at the end of this post.

The problems and dangers of time travel. Sometimes, it's real hard getting back to the future. Ah well, I guess that's just the pro's and con's of hitch hiking. The guide on the galaxy is pretty good for that. All this led to a bit of visual psychology. You know, the hypnotism of the flickers. Symbolism of imagery combined with sounds and music. Looking at iconography and how it can be used for enchantments. Showing major contentions in the psychological injections of ideas and fantasies into our minds and ultimately our human spirit. These injections include both positive and negative stimulus.

Which ingredients for enchantments are the best kind? We could use humor as an example. Divide it in two. One side comedy, the other satire. Comedy is positive. Satire is negative.

Visuals in black and white. Silent film era...Positive and negative flickers of thought! Yeah, I know these are old flickers of enchantment, but, I think they're pretty good. Those old enchanters really knew what they were doin.

Harold Lloyd - Satire

His films seem to mock the human condition and enjoy doing it. Extreme situations of danger and personal catastrophe . Master at editing and clever camera work. Willing to do own stunts at great hazard.

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Charlie Chaplin - Comedy

Comedy with etiquette and finesse. Positive in a world of suffering. The tramp should never talk. He says enough by his genius at silent lucid gesture.

Can this be a magical word of enchantment?

In those days your subtitle count was the measure of your art...

Now, I gotta ask, is this really good etiquette at the table?

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#4745 Giving the Game Away

Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 06 March 2016 - 10:31 AM

Divulging the inner scandal...

or

Giving the Game Away

Employer policies for employees to scam customers.

How much do people really sell themselves for the paycheck? What do employers make people do to sell more product or to cut costs in keeping profits high for the shareholders? Little jobs, big jobs, does it matter. What have you done to cheat a customer on behalf of the company you work for? Have you ever done a task for your employer that went against the grain of your own moral convictions?

Whistle blowers are welcome! Tell all. Tell us about how old spoiled meat left out in the open is added to the chili and how corn starch is thrown in to add fake consistency. Feel free to anonymously vent your frustrations on dishonest business practices. All kinds and colors are welcome. Who forces politicians to sign bills and resolutions without reading them? Any corporate Vice Presidents willing to give up uncouth trade practices? Teachers! Inform the public on what makes it difficult for you to perform your calling. Fast food workers! Tell us the dirty shortcuts our favorite restaurants achieve to help maximize their profits. Any upper management people? Give it up. Tell us the wicked and profane.

What goes beyond the limit of money changing and power profiteering!

Should an employee be loyal to dishonest practices? Pushing products while spinning lies of artificial certitude? How many brokers lie, cheat, and misinform their clients to get the big sale?

 

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#4116 Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

Posted by Wicked Which on 19 January 2016 - 12:46 PM

The earliest use of the F-word discovered
 
‘Roger Fuckebythenavel’ as seen in the Cheshire County Court Rolls – TNA CHES 29/23 – photo by Paul Booth
 
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Medieval Swear Words
 
 
What were bad words in the Middle Ages? In her book, Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, Melissa Mohr takes a look at curse words from the ancient Romans to the modern day. Like with many aspects of medieval society, the way they swore was much different than ours.
 
 
An entertaining and far ranging historical journey....
 
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Butt loads of wine?
 
 

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#3810 Orientating the Stars...

Posted by Ghost in the Machine on 07 January 2016 - 03:55 AM

Cato stays where he is. For all his stubborn foolishness it was the right way for him. Roman honor dictated his ultimate action...too bad for him!

 

He points the way up the mountain!

 

Ah, a beautiful battle of thought. The medium must know itself in the unfolding of the poetic voice. Yes, Cato points the way up, but you are wrong in that he will stay where he is! After all, purgatory gives everyone redemption. Cato will move on, eventually! He has been forgiven his sin. For at this pathway to the mountain, Cato is urging Moral purification. He is saying to begin again...in forgiveness!
 
Appreciate what the good must be...
 
Love too much?
Love too little?
Love the wrong thing?
 
How do we measure?

 

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#3691 How to mix up a batch of extreme prejudice

Posted by Ghost in the Machine on 30 December 2015 - 12:50 PM

Suppose it symbolizes adding fuel to burn for vain glory?!
Concentrating and condensing Itself for the chosen few .. or predestined.
The extreme use of prejudice denotes an escalation in hatred beyond insanity.

 

A Common factor with all groups with extreme prejudicial viewing systems:
They destroy not only a whole groups of human beings, but, all traces of their books, their artwork, their knowledge...
An evil, single minded force to wipe clean all traces of existence.

 

Follow the trail of all that glittering silver and gold coming over from the New World.

 

What did it finance?
What debts did the Crown incur?
 

Blood and Gold The Making of Spain

 

 

 

 

To whom were these debts paid to?

Where is all that gold and silver today?

 

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#13573 Places You Are NOT Allowed To Visit…

Posted by Rufus Tullius on 06 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

I'm thinking number 9 on that list sort of makes everything else moot...

 

9. No one is supposed to contaminate space.

 

 

Everything we send up there contaminates it one way or another. Is it really possible to colonize the solar system without contaminating Earth with whatever may be out there?

 

Good thread idea Ghost!

 

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#13256 Would You Like a Reading?

Posted by Rufus Tullius on 11 January 2018 - 01:47 PM

 

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I've always enjoyed the narrative style from a good author. It brings the story teller in as a character. A narrator oversees a story's moral value or not. Knowing a bit about the narrative style helps to entice the reader into a more thoughtful discourse. 
 
Refining our reading of the narrator helps to capture our senses within the story. Usually, there are two types of person a narrator can be: 
 
The first and third. Yes, I know, grammar school English. Big deal. Right? Not so. Each has its own flavor in telling a story. So what are their differences?
 
First Person Narration captures the readers imagination by creating a sense of intimacy. It can force a reader into a more active roll by feeling the characters story. It is a direct telling and leaves the reader to figure out what the motives in the story are. First Person likes to ask 'why do we tell stories?" He is the I - the one closely observing the action.
 
Third Person Narration can be laid back and more relaxed. A free and indirect style. The reader knows the narrator is objective. Sort of like an omniscient know it all. Third Person keeps a certain distance from the reader. With third person an author can provide insight that is unknown to other characters in the story. Sorting through all the twisted images and putting sense to it all.
 
Third person can also capture language from one or more characters to give it a first person type of feel. Combining both at the same time allowing the reader to be inside and outside of the character at the same time. Sometimes it's possible to shift between these two narrative characters.
 
Then there are more unusual narrative possibilities to ponder. The use of the 'we' narrator is practical sometimes as an alternative choice. It's a first person plural narrator.
 
So the next time you pick up a book. Read a ways in and ask yourself if this is first or third person. How would the feel of the story change if it were told the other way around. 
 
How narrative moved beyond literary analysis
 
John Lanchester offers a brief take on this phenomenon in the London Review of Books:
 
"Back when I was at university, the only people who ever used the word ‘narrative’ were literature students with an interest in critical theory. Everyone else made do with ‘story’ and ‘plot’.  Since then, the n-word has been on a long journey towards the spotlight – especially the political spotlight. Everybody in politics now seems to talk about narratives all the time; even political spin-doctors describe their job as being ‘to craft narratives.’ We no longer have debates, we have conflicting narratives. It’s hard to know whether this represents an increase in PR sophistication and self-awareness, or a decrease in the general level of discourse."
 
In 1947 it was another Brit, George Orwell, who posited a direct relationship between political corruption and the misuse of language. But Orwell’s attention was fixed on language at the level of words and phrases: the use of euphemism to veil unspeakable horrors; empty slogans meant as a substitute for critical thinking; pretentious jargon designed to lend authority to special interests. While Orwell wrote many powerful narratives – fiction and nonfiction – he showed little interest in theories of political narratives in the way Lanchester describes.
 
The use of narrative for political purposes was not invented in this century or even the last. It is a standard lesson of Shakespeare scholarship that the Bard’s history plays, such as the Richard and Henry plays, tilted the historical record in favor of the Tudor dynasty (the family that gave England Queen Elizabeth I), an act of political dramaturgy that provided the playwright cover and, no doubt, financial rewards.
 
The long journey of narrative described by Lanchester took many professional stops before it arrived so conspicuously in the barrio of spin-doctors, speech writers, and other political handlers. For decades now, narrative theory has wended its way through the worlds of medicine, law, and business management, just to name the most obvious arenas.
 

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#13224 Would You Like a Reading?

Posted by Rufus Tullius on 08 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

Expanding the definition of fun.
 
Writing is a medium of language. Artful reading enlarges our sense of language and understanding.
 
Most of todays reading is done to extract information and discard it once it's used. Artful reading takes the time to appreciate a thoughtful phrase or a nifty turn of words. 
 
Here are some questions to consider:
 
What do you bring to your reading?
Is there an anticipation?
Ever re-read a paragraph because you thought it was beautifully put together; just for the simple pleasure of it?
How about Laughing out loud at some unexpected word play? 
How many times do you return to a book you've read before and found new nuggets of understanding?
Are the words casual?
Refined?
Shifty?
Any disquises in fallacy?
What is the mood?
Is it formal or informal in language?
 
Literary fiction is alive and well. Classic literature gives us the examples for the many tools used by the past masters. Modern masters have taken this classic approach and added many more mediums of language to communicate our current modes of story telling. Humans have come a long way since the old fireside stories of the past.
 
Techno friction is a huge and growing epidemic. How many juxtapositions are artificially driven?
 
Confusion is a common approach to story telling. Juxtaposition is a common device used to portray a decent set of twisted images. A good writer will show the viewer all the twists and turns. Sometimes they're multi layered and offer new directions to explore when re-reading a particularly favorite book or story.
 
This thread will play in tandem with this one:
 
 
 
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#10198 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by MrChips on 17 June 2017 - 06:00 PM

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Five star thread OP!

 

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The art of argumentation can be used against those who don't appreciate it's forms and structure as an art for distraction.

 
Skillful argumentation is an antidote to productive communication.  It offers a way to eliminate bickering, anger, fear, and all the trash that prevents decent control of oneself. It's both an informal and formal method of debate leading to agreement by examining claims and justification by focusing on the interaction of argument, Itself!.
 
I'd like to think humanity has upgraded itself since Homer, Aristotle, and the countless others who began the art of conversation. Setting conditions of claims and evidence and shifting it all around with inference and warrants. The whole point of reasonable argument is to look for resolution.  This only works, of course, with reasonable people. Closed minds and using physical force can obviously kill any argument, anytime!

 

 

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

 
Rhetorical appeals and their uses:
 
Ethos refers to how trust worthy a person is. Ethos is used to appeal to a moral philosophy or reliable integrity. It attempts to signify credibility within the speaker.  It is effective as a strategy because it automatically inserts belief in the speakers credibility because of a higher educational or moral being. A doctor is good example. People hold a doctors power of reasoning in high regard. Same with a judge because a certain trust is automatically implied. It can used to challenge the reliability or moral stance in an argument. 
 
Pathos is another powerful device. They appeal to emotions. It's always loaded with vivid illustrations that trigger emotional buttons. The speaker wants the listener or reader to be persuaded by the emotional value this type of argument can generate. Packed with sympathy and empathy they dim the analytical processing of rational thought. The more people react to this type of rhetoric the more they become least likely to ask the big question(s). Like WHY? In many instances they're used in calls to action within a group or society.
 
Logos denotes an appeal to logic and reasoning. Logos is tricky because it relies on theories and abstract language. They include definitions, factual data, and statistics. Including learned comments by authoritative sources and Ethos driven opinions. Logos tries to give the best sources and reasoning. Appeals are taken as matter of facts and are useful in persuading others to believe a conclusion. 

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#9738 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 24 May 2017 - 04:16 PM

The art of argumentation can be used against those who don't appreciate it's forms and structure as an art for distraction.
 
Skillful argumentation is an antidote to productive communication.  It offers a way to eliminate bickering, anger, fear, and all the trash that prevents decent control of oneself. It's both an informal and formal method of debate leading to agreement by examining claims and justification by focusing on the interaction of argument, Itself!.
 
I'd like to think humanity has upgraded itself since Homer, Aristotle, and the countless others who began the art of conversation. Setting conditions of claims and evidence and shifting it all around with inference and warrants. The whole point of reasonable argument is to look for resolution.  This only works, of course, with reasonable people. Closed minds and using physical force can obviously kill any argument, anytime!
 
 
 

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#9704 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Riddikulus on 23 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

:Grin9:

 

 

I like Homophones. These are words with different spellings and meanings but sound the same. Like 'soul' and 'sole'.

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They're different from Homographs: which are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings. Like 'spring' which means 'to jump' or a season

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Then we get to Oronyms, which is apparently a word invented by Gyles Brandreth, and quite frankly I wouldn’t put it past him. An Oronym is a sequence of words that sound the same as another, with endless comic possibilities. The brain hears speech not as individual words but as an overall flow which it has to try to interpret, and what with accents and mispronunciation and slang, it’s hardly surprising that occasionally we get it wrong.

“The stuffy nose can lead to problems.”

“The stuff he knows can lead to problems.”

Actually, by far the best example I can give of Oronyms at work is the Four Candles sketch by the Two Ronnies.

http://www.murderati...nd-mondegreens/



https://youtu.be/OCbvCRkl_4U

 


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#4749 Giving the Game Away

Posted by Jesse Jimmie on 06 March 2016 - 01:05 PM

We could mention some of the nefarious selling procedures practiced by the cell phone companies. Always pushing the bundles and getting people to sign contracts that lock them into cages filled with debt and more price increases along the way. These contracts only ever work one way. To benefit the seller. Nevermind the inside theft and little discrepancies appearing with bonus' for the bigger fish. Tricking proxy holders into signing extra rewards to the sycophants just for doing their jobs. Cooking for accountants 101...


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#3708 Dante's Divine Internet

Posted by Quartus on 01 January 2016 - 07:17 PM

I sense a Parallel between Dante and Machiavelli...?
Why concentrate so much on the Inferno?
It's a modern day lingering in hell.
 
You can't win against the devils down there.
It's best to leave them to their own devices.
They'll linger forever.
 
But, I think you already know that....
 
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#13610 The Future of Robotic Exoskeletons

Posted by Ghost in the Machine on 09 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

Robotic Exoskeletons Are Changing Lives in Surprising Ways
 
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Say the term ‘power suit’ and most people think of bold corporate attire. But the expression takes on new meaning when it refers to a powered “exoskeleton,” like Ellen Ripley’s power loader in "Aliens," or Iron Man’s armor from the Marvel films and comic books.
 
Until a few years ago, such exoskeletons — metal frameworks fitted with motorized "muscles" that can multiply the wearers’ strength far beyond that of normal humans — were entirely fictional. The only real-world exoskeletons were the natural external coverings of animals such as beetles and crabs; protective outer structures that provide a stiff frame upon which their muscles can push against to move their bodies around.
 
“The timber cutters and construction workers I worked with just loved the MAX suit,” says a workplace injury-prevention specialist who recently field-tested the device. “Right away you could see they all felt like superheroes.”
 
The workers liked it even more on the job site. “Instead of squatting, they could just sit right down into the suit; it becomes a ‘chairless chair,’” he reports. “If they’re cutting overhead branches or wiring overhead harnesses, the MAX shoulder unit takes the load; all they need do is maneuver the saw or the tools.”
 
The workers liked it even more on the job site. “Instead of squatting, they could just sit right down into the suit; it becomes a ‘chairless chair,’” he reports. “If they’re cutting overhead branches or wiring overhead harnesses, the MAX shoulder unit takes the load; all they need do is maneuver the saw or the tools.”
 
 
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The FDA Just Approved a Robotic Exoskeleton That Augments Your Strength
 
Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne has officially received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make its lower-body exoskeleton, known as Hybrid Assisted Limb or HAL, available to U.S. patients. The exoskeleton, which would be available through licensed medical facilities only, uses sensors to detect bioelectric signals sent from your brain to your muscles, which it pairs with your movement (or intended movement) in order to increase strength and stability.
 
HAL has been shown to be especially helpful for people with lower-limb disabilities, as many of these conditions involve a disconnect between the person’s intentions to move (the signals the brain sends) and the actual muscle movement that follows — or, more often, doesn’t follow. The exoskeleton also supports itself while being worn, meaning there’s no added weight or stress on the wearer’s body while they’re operating it.
 
 
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Types And Classifications of Exoskeletons
 
Exoskeleton systems can be divided into many different categories, types or classifications based on a series of questions:
 
What body parts are actuated or powered by the wearable device? 
 
powered exoskeletons use batteries or electric cable connections to run sensors and actuators 
 
passive exoskeletons do not have any electrical power source
 
pseudo-passive exoskeletons have batteries, sensors, and other electronics, but they are not used to provide actuation. 
 
hybrid-exoskeletons are wearables that have all of the controllers and sensors of a powered exoskeleton but use FES (functional electrical stimulation) of the muscles as actuators.
 
How is it built?
 
 
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#13300 Would You Like a Reading?

Posted by Feathers on 13 January 2018 - 12:56 PM

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#11401 SNAPSHOTS OF PUBLIC SANITATION

Posted by Digger on 04 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

Chemical Waste Spilling from Harvey's Wake

 

http://forum.chicken...m-harveys-wake/


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#11198 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by RottenApples on 13 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

 

SNARK!

 
Don't cha just love the sound of this word? It's so sharp and snakey. Always good with an exclamation point! This word means a snide and sarcastic comment. They can be both wildly stupid or incredibly clever. Depending on the point of view. It combines cynicisms with blended wit. They'r usually quick little quips to tease someone into an emotional response. Derisive in nature they can and will at times cut deep into the psyche. It can be used as a defensive device to cut away at an individual like an ad hominem attack. Most of the time snarks are used to mask points of view.
 
 
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A really effective rhetorical device we hear a lot in todays world is sarcasm. Most people know what it is, what it feels like, where to direct it; both on the sending and receiving end of things. It can be used as a witty comeback or an avoidance to an uncomfortable situation. It deflects attention away from embarrassing moments and can be used to hide uncomfortable feelings.
 
They are used to express a mocking attitude towards an object, person or an idea. They can be used in a satirical comment with the specific purpose of destroying another's opinion. Sarcasm can be cruel, amusing, pointed, and biting. It is used to dig into anothers emotional center of being. An attack on the spirit.
 
Delivery of Sarcasm is key.
 
There are 7 basic types of tone to consider when employing its biting commentary:
 
Self-Deprecating Sarcasm - Inferior, worthless
Brooding Sarcasm - Polite bitterness
Deadpan Sarcasm - Without emotion
Polite Sarcasm - Delayed effect; listener must think about it to get it.
Obnoxious Sarcasm - The kind that makes a listener wanna crack a skull.
Manic Sarcasm - Delivered with an unnaturally happy mood
Raging Sarcasm - exaggerated violent threats
 
Here's a decent link I've found describing these tones in more detail:
 

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