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Transcript of 04.09
Sarcasm: the designer writes "Thank you for Smoking" as if it's a public service.
Mock Encomium: "Nick Taylor doesn't hide the truth, he filters it"
1. What is the issue Mark Twain is satirizing?
The issue Mark Twain is satirizing is the advice grown ups give to children. His position on the matter is that advice generally given to teenagers and small kids are designed to make them all conform to the same idea.
What techniques does McCullough use to create his satire?
The techniques McCullough uses to create his satire include hyperbole, understatement, and caricature.
How effectively do the techniques used communicate McCullough’s position?
McCullough uses the hyperbole technique to exaggerate things that the readers do not really need to do to impress others. The author wants the reader to accomplish goals that make them feel happy
Which message could you relate to more? Explain why in a minimum of three sentences.
I could relate to McCullough's message the most. I can accomplish big goals. But it should be because I want to make myself happy, not to impress others. For instance, my art and music I do not preform in front of thousands because I want to impress them. I preform because I feel amazing when I do so. There's something special about song.
04.09 Understanding Satire
What techniques does Twain use to create his satire?
The techniques that Twin uses to create his satire are hyperbole, wit, understatement, irony, and parody.
How are the messages communicated by Twain and McCullough similar?
The messages communicated by Twain and McCullough are both targeted towards the youth. Both Messages talk about what you should do to make you happy in the future.
What is the issue McCullough is satirizing?
How effectively do the techniques used communicate Twain’s position?
Locate an example of satire. Copy and paste it here, making sure to note the source where you found it in a proper citation.
(Possible sources include television shows, humor magazines, the op/ed section of the newspaper, movies, comic strips, songs, and internet memes.)
What is human institution or human weakness is being satirized in this piece?
How effectively do the techniques used communicate the creator’s position?
Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the satire.
The issue McCullough is satirizing involves students being taught to excel in everything they do. He thinks that children today should not worry so much about impressing others and trying to be the best. McCullough feels they should follow interests that are new to them and invest themselves 'in the moment'
Twain uses wit and hyperbole to exaggerate the advice he is giving. The reader believes that he is going to give serious advice. Twain gives the reader humorous advice, making use of his words earlier a bit ironic.
The topic being satirized in this piece is the idiocy of smoking
The technique effectively communicates the creator's position. The creator explains that the cigarette industry lies to the consumers, or 'filters' the truth.
I feel that the creator wanted to show cigarette consumers that all the people telling everyone that smoking is cool is not true.
Created by: Jeffrey Pearce