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					W hat is SATIRE?
 What it is and what it isn’t!
 Humor is personal. What one
person finds funny, another may
               not.
• Caricatures: Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey)
• Exaggeration: The Three Stooges

•   Absurdity: Dumb and Dumber, Far Side
•   Unexpected pitfalls: pie in the face
•   Misunderstanding: I Love Lucy
•   Word Play: Ha, ha, that’s very “punny!”
 And then we have SATIRE…
Satire is a type of humorous writing that has
                     a


PURPOSE!!!!!
          Examples of Satire
• “Saturday Night Live”
• “The Simpsons”


•   “The Chappelle Show”
•   Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
•   George Orwell’s Animal Farm
•   Cartoons!
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             Definition of Satire

Satire is a kind of
  writing that ridicules
  human weakness,
  vice, or folly in order
  to bring about social
  reform.
Satire is a kind of
writing that ridicules
human or societal
weakness, vice, or
folly in order to
bring about social
reform.




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                Kinds of Satire
• Horatian satire – a gentle,
  smiling satire that aims to
  correct by gentle and
  sympathetic laughter.
• Juvenalian satire – a
  harsh, biting, angry satire
  that points with contempt
  and moral indignation to
  the corruption and evil of
  men and institutions.
                Kinds of Satire
 Horatian – a gentle, smiling satire that aims to
 correct by gentle and sympathetic laughter




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Juvenalian – a harsh, biting, angry
satire that points with contempt and
 moral indignation to the corruption
           and evil of individuals and
                            institutions




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           Elements of Satire
IRONY: A pointed contrast between reality and
  expectations. ie. Sally used all of her savings to
  buy an expensive prom dress the day before the
  store placed all prom dresses on sale.
EXAGGERATION: An overstatement of the truth.
  Ie. After the fall, I felt like I had broken three
  legs.
UNDERSTATEMENT: A description of something
  as less than it is; the opposite of exaggeration.
  ie. “My doctor says I’ll experience some
  discomfort after heart surgery.” (DuH!)
IRONY: a pointed contrast between
    reality and expectations




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       “A Modest Proposal”
          Jonathan Swift
 Keep in mind the social issues of the
Restoration Era especially between the
“Haves” and the “Have Nots,” and also
the British treatment of the Irish.
            Jonathan Swift
• England’s greatest satirist
• Born to English parents living in Ireland
• Became a priest and lived in Ireland all his
  life
• Most books and pamphlets anonymously
  published
• His aim was to improve human conduct to
  make people decent and humane.

				
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