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From the adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

"Good gracious! anybody hurt?" "No'm just killed a nigger."
What devices of satire does this quote have? Mockery? Sarcasm? Overstatement? Understatement? Parody? Irony? Pathos? Mock-Heroic?

Sarcasm: witty language used to convey insults or scorn

Also understatement is used. This is a form of irony. For instance, if a bomb were to explode, one might say, that was quite a pop.

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    The satirical devices that is mostly used in the quote are Overstament and Parody. Satirical devices are normally portrayed ina sarastic manner.

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