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Satire Notes

A review of satire for my senior classes

Theresa Baran

on 14 March 2013

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Transcript of Satire Notes

2. Juvenalian Satire: provokes a darker kind of laughter. It is often bitter and criticizes corruption or incompetence with scorn or outrage And one more thing... SATIRE SATIRE IS... DEFINITION: TECHNIQUES TECHNIQUES CONT. A literary work that ridicules its subject through the use of various techniques in order to make a comment or criticism about it. Techniques Cont. Incongruity
To present things that are out of place or are absurd in relation to its surroundings Irony Parody To imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place or thing To present the opposite of the normal order (i.e. order of events; hierarchical order) Reversal Say one thing, yet mean another To enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that is becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen. Exaggeration Mockery Saying more than is meant Overstatement Harsh, personally directed comment; usually aims to hurt Sarcasm Making fun of something Understatement Imitation, exaggeration and distortion of literary style. Mock-Heroic Going from the serious to the ridiculous Pathos Saying less then what is meant Appeals Logical Appeals or Logos: appeal to logic using facts, statistics Two Types of Satire 1. Horation Satire: playfully amusing and seeks to correct vice or foolishness with gentle laughter and understanding.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McavDHTBSqU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drqO8aySdFg Ethical Appeals or Ethos: appeal to morals; assumption that people share the same concept of right and wrong Emotional Appeals or Pathos: appeal to emotions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2cy5o8JGJE
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