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Satire Presentation

Satire Presentation - Paired with Animal Farm
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John Schreurs

on 20 April 2011

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Transcript of Satire Presentation

Satire Satire Definition: The art of criticizing a subject by ridiculing it and evoking toward it an attitude of amusement, contempt, or scorn. Purpose: Often, satire attempts to bring about the reform of people or institutions. Two types of satires... Invective and Menippean Invective Menippean Components of Satire: Hyperbole Parody sarcasm irony Hyperbole Extreme exaggeration in order to make something look ridiculous so its faults can be seen. Like a caricature Parody Imitating a person, place, or thing in order to make fun of it. Reader must be familiar with the original object being ridiculed in order to understand the parody Saturday Night Live Parodies sarcasm Irony A situation where the opposite of what is intended occurs. Three types of irony When a speaker says one thing but means something completely different 1) Verbal Irony -Are you mad at me? No, I'm fine.- 2) Situational irony A contrast between what’s expected to happen and what actually happens 3) Dramatic Irony In dramas, when the audience is aware of information that the characters are not. A direct form of satire. A first person speaker addresses either the reader or a character within the work whose conversation helps further the speaker's purposes. An indirect form of satire. Uses a story with characters who represent particular points of view. They are made ridiculous by their own behavior and thoughts, and by the narrator's usually ironic commentary. a. animal fable satire
b. human fable satire (humans are caricatures). Fable A fictitious story meant to teach a moral lesson. A form of indirect satire (Menippean)
Characters are usually animals
They take on human qualities.
It can be read for its 'fairy tale' plot;
however, it does have a deeper
meaning. Incongruity Romeo drinking the poison We know that Juliet isn't actually dead. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to ridicule. Incongruity A situation where something is unusual or doesn't seem logical.
Think HYPER (hyperbole) - extreme/exaggeration Think parrot (parody) - imitates something
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