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Definition of comic relief
Comic relief: A comic, diverting element in a serious literary work, especially in a play, which relieves the tension, and also by contrast, heightens the significance of the tragic theme. Examples: the gravedigger scene in Hamlet and the episode of the drunken porter in Macbeth.
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