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Copy of Satire: "Advice to Youth" by Mark Twain

Analyzing a satire, writing a satirical essay and creating a podcast.

Lindsey Cruz

on 7 November 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Satire: "Advice to Youth" by Mark Twain

Mark Twain's "Advice to Youth"

Open up your SpringBoard Text to page 197
Let's read and annotate together
The title gives the audience insight into the purpose of the speech.
Audience: Youth
Purpose: Teach a lesson
hyperbole used to exaggerate the importance of the advice
Irony: this is not where we expected this sentence to go.
Understatement: Hitting someone with a brick seems pretty extreme.
Stop: Let's finish reading, then turn to page 194.
Trust me, this is great advice...
a clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate.
A modifying phrase is one which is used to make the meaning of a word or group of words more specific
Always obey your parents...
when they are present
Makes it conditional; adds humor. Only when they are watching!
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