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Irony, Parody, and Satire Lesson

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Marie Sartain

on 23 April 2013

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Transcript of Irony, Parody, and Satire Lesson

Which is Which? Irony, Parody, Satire Satire Definition: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize society's stupidity or vices. For example, articles from The Onion satirize current events. Parody Definition: A mimicry of an established concept, idea, or a person for humorous effect. For example, the Austin Powers movies parodize the Bond spy movie franchise. First, what do we already know or think we know about irony, parody, and satire? First, Irony Definition: 1. The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally means the opposite. 2. The occurrence of an event that was not normally expected. 3. When there is a vital difference between what the characters and the audience knows. Quiz Time! Please take out a piece of paper and number it 1-5. Identify the following examples as either irony, parody, or satire, for 2 points each. For irony examples, identify the kind of irony for one bonus point each correct identification. Does anyone have any questions? There are no wrong answers here. I just want to know what you already know. There are 3 main types of irony: Verbal Irony Using words but meaning their exact opposite. For example, "I'm really looking forward to paying my taxes." Situational Irony When what you were expecting and what actually happened don't match up. For example, a baseball player who is well known for never missing a hit strikes out and loses the game. Dramatic Irony When what an audience knows and what a character knows are drastically different. For example, Romeo poisons himself thinking that Juliet is dead, but we know Juliet's about to wake up from her sleeping potion. Can you think of other examples? Can you think of other examples? Can you think of other examples? Can anyone think of other examples? Can anyone think of other examples? 1. 2. 4. 5. "I can't wait for the waiter to bring my steak," he said. Little did he know that the steak was poisoned. Please turn pass your papers
forward to be graded. After I've gotten all of your quizzes we will go over the answers. 3. "Look at me!" Suzy said in a high-pitched voice. "I'm Ms. Sartain and I like to give quizzes! Take out a piece of paper and number it 1-5." The expedition crew was dismayed when their sure-footed mountain guide slipped off a ledge and broke his ankle. What have we learned today?
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