Discuss the elements of humour in the play A Pound on Demand

Discuss the elements of humour in the play A Pound on Demand

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  1. The play A Pound on Demand by Sean O’Casey has many elements of humour in it. The first of such is the title itself. It is a play on words because it has the word “pound” in it, and the play concerns the demand for the pound. It also has the element of brevity to it, because the word “demand” contains the word “dem” in it, which is a shortening of the word “demand”.
    Another element of humour is found in the title of one of the characters in the play, Miss Neary. When pronouncing the word “near” we use the letters “ear”, which is part of the word “near”, and when the word “ear” is pronounced it

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