In between life and death

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

-Isaac Asimov

The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is paraprosdokian, due to the twist at the end. Also, notice the humor-making pattern of set the frame, set the pattern, change direction.

Here’s an interesting discussion about writing comedy. ask.metafilter.com/27687/Help-me-find-comedy-rules

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