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Mark Twain Satire

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Griffin Gildersleeve

on 8 April 2013

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by Griffin Gildersleeve Mark Twain Satire What is Satire? Contemporary Satire Huck Finn Satire is "the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like in exposing denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc." -Dictionary.com What this means is someone who is trying to get a point across will use satire to make fun of the opposition. Mark Twain's use of Satire Mark Twain Satirized just about anything he disagreed with, waterboarding, and many other things. He is most famous for satirizing rascism. He does this in Huck Finn and any time he gets the chance Satire is used today not only in books, but on TV. The Colbert Report, the Daily Show, Onion News, and SNL. The most common use of satire in these shows, is fake news. There will be fake news reporters talking about something ridiculous and pointing out how ridiculous it is, but instead of using regular Humor they pretend it is all real, and let the listener realize how ridiculous the argument is. Satire is demonstrated in almost everything Mark Twain Publicizes, and there is no doubt that this year we will appreciate his sense of humor, and strong beliefs through his common use of satire. Mark twain was famous for His satire mostly because of how often he used it. The first book to bring Mark Twain to attention was in 1865 called "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calveras County" and its use of satire got mark twain started. Most likley because of its popularity, he chose this as a way to adress about every topic. SNL Weekend Report Because showing the foolishness of the opposition is often better than showing sense in your own argument, people have been using satire to make a point for a long time, and are still doing it today. But the most famous man ever for his satire is Mark Twain. Works Cited Jr., Roy Blount. "Mark Twain: Our Original Superstar." Time. Time, 3 July 2008. Web. 08 Apr. 2013.

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