Malapropism Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.7.4

Core Standard

Many times, we say the wrong things or use words out context. Malapropism is when a word is used or placed in a sentence incorrectly. Usually due to the fact that it in some way resembled sound of the correct term. This will result a nonsense sentence that serves for an instance of comedy. Authors and speakers use these instances intentionally, at times, to add an extra element to their work. This literary device is rooted a specific play from the late 1700s. This work showed that there is an audience for comedies that are flooded with errors. These worksheets will help students become more familiar with the use of this literary device and how they may be able to use this technique in their own writing.