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bubble

A pliable structure, usually a liquid, expanded by air or gas.

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A term of art for a mesoscale area of high pressure, typically associated with cooler air from the rainy downdraft area of one or a complex of thunderstorms.
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Which phrases in the first speech balloon show hyperbole?
The speech balloon above the man reads, "Oh doctor I detest being told i have that con-ceputalism," while the doctor replies, "Mr Andre, you seem to have a slight case of concept-ualism"; the whole absurd piece is titled the "Marcel Duchamp Club" (note the missing "fan").
The film recalls the visual style of the original comic books, with less refined art and speech balloons that appear on screen.
The attractive format, clear text and cheerful, droll illustrations convey a substantial amount of information, with added insights provided through charming comments in speech balloons. Bright, colourful cartoons reveal expression, enthusiasm and small human foibles.
Apart from brief chapter introductions, each of which amounts to four pages at most, Moore makes her case within the limited confines of speech balloons. Then there are the pictures.
The extremely ornate illustrations with explanatory speech balloons and pop up verb definitions complete the story on each page.
Text in speech balloons, of course, had to be translated.
Lord, the thunder said, even these speech balloons are breathtaking.
But what really sealed the deal for me was the fact that graphic novels tell so much of the story using speech balloons. What better way to show what I am hearing--or even better, what I am not hearing--than speech balloons?
Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and sound effects ("onomatopoeia") indicate dialogue, narration, or other information.
In "The People Who Talk," for example, Kerbaj builds up a rhythmic, repetitive patois based around variations on the phrase "les gens parlent" (the people talk), accompanied by scrawled black-and-white visuals, mostly consisting of illegible placard-like speech balloons.