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1. Someone who started sobbing while another was telling a joke would be an example of comic relief.
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I think it is true because the one who is telling a joke is like a humorous scene which helps relieve the mood of a heavy scene (someone's sobbing, that means something terrible has happened)

2. "Oh, if only Cupid would make a strike." is an example of allusion.
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I think it's True as the word "Cupid" refers to a character in Greek mythology.

Thanks for checking.

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    I agree with your second answer, but not your first.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comic+relief

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    I don't quite understand still even after I read the definition from the website you gave me.

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    Comic relief is a funny anecdote or scene in an otherwise somber situation. We sometimes see comic relief at funerals and memorial services. A eulogist may tell a humorous story about the deceased. People chuckle, remembering something good about the person.

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    But in #1, why isn't it a comic relief? Thanks.

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    The person is sobbing, not laughing.

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    but the other is telling a joke
    Still don't get it, sorry

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    Sobbing is not the normal response for comedy relief.

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