A further shift in attitude towards the ruins seems to occur in a footnote to this passage, which adopts a very different tone to both the jocularity
of the excited pleasure-tripper and the hushed reverence of the ruin enthusiast.
18) Perhaps the best analysis can be found in Stephen Halliwell's excellent book on Greek laughter, in which he draws attention to the "rainbow of meanings" which laughter carries, from life-affirming jocularity
to the cynical guffaw at the existential meaninglessness of life.
As he notes in Hating Breitbart, he had only two modes: jocularity
and righteous indignation.
Fiammetta's next tale accelerates further the downward movement of human relationships, which, as we have seen, is at work in her tales, even though this ninth story--belonging to the so-called Calandrino mock saga--is pervaded even more so than the previous one by lighthearted jocularity
at the expense of a character created by Boccaccio for the purpose of making the brigata and the readers laugh.
This does not mean, however, that the venture should be undertaken without a degree of good humour and even occasional jocularity
Untitled, 2009-11, also falls on the side of jocularity
net to find an attractive date, after some ribald jocularity
from his CIA brother FDR, who brags about being a stud in the relationship department.
A Madventure in Yemen "Take two rather weird Finns, a camera and a mountain of jocularity
President Clinton was quite good at this and could not understand why Al Gore was not; but it came easy to Clinton, comfortable both within himself and within his mask of easygoing jocularity
No crackly live commentaries on the radio, no jocularity
over whose team is better or worse and no highlights to look forward to.
Barskova employs a vast repertoire of techniques to create highly allusive yet rhetorically playful poems that achieve a delicate balance between severity and jocularity
He managed to be serious and funny, bringing some much needed jocularity
to the project.
com (The Journal of Nursing Jocularity
humor magazine for nurses 1991-1998)
But the weakness of the response was its jocularity
, and for every ideological unionist in Brussels there is another who says simply if divorce it is, then divorce it shall be.
Replacing the paschal mystery with sentimental journeys down memory lane or engaging in jocularity
ignores the real purpose of a Christian funeral and denudes the liturgy of its very significance.