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Introduction to Satire - Act. 2.15

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Beth Bloom

on 19 February 2014

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Satire - A little more "Classy..."
Watch the following video -
Today - Sarcasm vs. Satire
First - Sarcasm IS NOT THE SAME as Satire.
Biggest difference -
Warmup - Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Please write the following learning targets in your composition notebook -
I can differentiate between sarcasm and satire.
I can identify the types of satire seen commonly.
Reading - "Let's Hear it for the Cheerleaders!"
While reading the piece - and knowing ahead of time this is considered "satirical" - please highlight the particular areas that you find "funny."
Let's Go Back - Types of Satire
There are different types of Satire - not just one BULK area.
Act. 2.15 - Introduction to Satire
Springboard - English III
Sarcasm - Goal is to outwardly insult or undermine another individual. IT IS VERY BLUNT! (Verbal irony - another name)
While watching - in the margins on page 196:
What makes this piece funny?
Why is it funny to the target audience - teenagers?
When completed - complete the graphic organizer on page 170 - filling in the "funny" quotes - why they are funny - what is implied (Remember SAY/MEAN?!)
Irony is a mode of expression, through words (verbal irony) or events (irony of situation), conveying a reality different from and usually opposite to appearance or expectation.

The surprise recognition by the audience often produces a comic effect, making irony often funny.
When a text intended to be ironic does not seen as such, the effect can be disastrous.

To be an effective piece of sustained irony, there must be some sort of audience tip-off, through style, tone, use of clear exaggeration, or other device.
Hyperbole is deliberate exaggeration to achieve an effect; overstatement.
Litotes are a form of understatement that involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite.

For Example:
Being tortured with fire must have been somewhat uncomfortable.”

Rap videos with dancers in them are not uncommon.“

There are a few Starbucks in America.
A caricature is an exaggeration or other distortion of an individual's prominent features or characteristics to the point of making that individual appear ridiculous.

The term is applied more often to graphic representations than to literary ones.
Wit is most commonly understood as clever expression, whether aggressive or harmless; that is, with or without derogatory intent toward someone or something in particular.

We also tend to think of wit as being characterized by a mocking or paradoxical quality, evoking laughter through apt phrasing.
Sarcasm is intentional derision, generally directed at another person and intended to hurt.

The term comes from a Greek word meaning “to tear flesh like dogs” and signifies a cutting remark.

Sarcasm usually involves obvious, verbal irony, achieving its effect by jeeringly stating the opposite of what is meant so as to heighten the insult.
Invective is speech or writing that abuses, denounces, or attacks. It can be directed against a person, cause, idea, or system.
It employs a heavy use of negative emotive language.
For Example: “I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.” (Swift, Gulliver’s Travels)
A parody is an imitation of an author or his/her work with the idea of ridiculing the author, hi/her ideas, or the work itself.

A parodist exploits the peculiarities of an author’s expression—the propensity to use too many parentheses, certain favorite words, or other elements of the author’s style.
Ridicule is the use of words intended to belittle a person or idea and arouse contemptuous laughter.

The goal is to condemn or criticize by making the thing, idea, or person seem laughable and ridiculous.
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