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Introduction to Satire

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C Meyer

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of Introduction to Satire

SATIRE
writing in which an author uses humor to ridicule or criticize:
What is SATIRE?
individuals
institutions
types of behavior
humanity in general
not purely for entertainment and fun
promotes change in society or in the world
by poking fun at problems, satirists use the force of laughter to persuade readers to accept their point of view
Purpose
Think about the serious point the author is making through satire.
Identifying SATIRE
satirical writing varies in tone
tone = reveals a writer's attitude toward his or her subject, characters, or audience
in a satirical work it may be tolerant, humorous, or even bitter
Tone in SATIRE
Features
irony
sarcasm
parody
exaggeration
double entendre
Satire shames an individual or society into improvement.
"a humorous attack"
Parody
Sarcasm
Double Entendre
Exaggeration
Irony
"Children Make
Delicious Snacks"
"Panda Mating Fails;
Veterinarian Takes Over"
"Iraqi Head Seeks Arms"
"Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half"
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