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Tools of Satire, Problems with Satire
Transcript of Tools of Satire, Problems with Satire
holding up human
A work (novel, essay, cartoon) filled with satire
Satire is often used as social criticism, as a way to shame individuals and/or society into changing.
Tools of Satire:
Verbal: says one thing but means the complete opposite
Situational: an unexpected happening
to mock, comment on, or trivialize an original work, its ideas or its creator
meant to evoke strong feeling or emotion.
is all around us:
-"Saturday Night Live"
of a person or object
-aims for serious but ends up causing laughter
from serious to informal mood/tone
or elevating simple things to grandiose stature.
1) identify the
2) identify the
Problems with Satire...
I don't get the context
I laugh at the wrong thing
Laugh and Learn in Groups
Groups of 4 or 5 students
Poster sized product
Select one example of satire: paragraph, cartoon,
or screen capture images from video
Identify at least three tools of satire
Explain author's purpose: why should we laugh
at this serious topic?
In class work: April 10 (select satire)
April 15 (construct poster)
Presentations: April 16