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SATIRE! A Modest Proposal!

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Charlene Harper

on 10 March 2017

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Transcript of SATIRE! A Modest Proposal!

What is Satire?
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice or human folly
Let's break this down...
Irony...
Verbal: The conflict between what is said and what is meant
Situational Irony: events turn out the opposite of what was expected
Dramatic Irony: facts are known to the audience but unknown to the characters
Examples of Irony...
Verbal: "The weather is fantastic."
Situational: You are driving down I-90 and see a fire truck... on fire on the shoulder of the road.
Dramatic: The ending of Romeo and Juliet...(you as the reader know that Juliet isn't really dead, but Romeo does not).
Sarcasm...
A sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
"Wow, nice haircut" (What tone would this use?)
Sarcasm and Irony come together to create
satire
As we look at examples, be sure to do the following:
Identify who or what is being mocked
If possible, decide which type of irony is being used
Explain WHY the example is SATIRICAL
Is this poking fun at Oprah?
What is this cartoon really getting at?
If you have headphones, this video is delightfully cheesy.
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2. Be prepared for a quiz over satire at the start of class on Tuesday.

3. Understand that the piece you are about to read, "A Modest Proposal", is SATIRE. It is a social commentary NOT a serious proposal. If you don't understand this, the story will be scary.

4. Read "A Modest Proposal" from your 50 Essays book. For each page, write one sentence explaining what happened on that page. For example:
Page 44 - Swift explains the poverty in Ireland.
Page 45 - Swift explains why poverty exists.
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