Satire-What is it?

Satire-What is it?

Satire WHAT IS IT? Satire Defined When human vice or folly (flaws)is attacked through irony, derision (making fun of), or wit for the sake of provoking or

preventing change. The following clip provides some background info on Satire: In the next slide you will watch satire in action. Answer the following questions while or after viewing the clip: What or who is being made fun of?

How are they made fun of? Is it effective or well done? Why or why not? Satirical Example from S&L Now answer the following questions with your peers at your tables: What or who is being satirized or

made fun of? How are they made fun of? Is it effective or well done? Why or why not? Satire Vocabulary and Definitions Jot these

down! Humor The ability to perceive, enjoy or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd Incongruity

Means not fitting together Brings together two ideas (or events or people) that do not belong together, are out of place or absurd in relation to its surroundings. Particular techniques include oxymoron, metaphor, and irony.

Irony The opposite of what or incongruity between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. 3 Kinds of Irony

Situational-what actually occurs is the opposite of what you expect to occur Verbal-saying the opposite of what you mean

EX: A man goes over a giant water fall in a barrel and survives, only to take a cleanup shower where he slips on the soap and dies from trauma and drowning. EX: A speaker say, What lovely weather we are having; while she is saying this and looking out the window, a rainstorm rolls in to the area. Dramaticthe audience know the opposite of what the character(s) knows to be true.

EX: Romeo believes that Juliet is dead while the audience knows she is alive. Wit Keenness and quickness of perception or discernment

Sarcasm A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound Hyperbole

To enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen. Caricature is the exaggeration of a physical feature or trait. Cartoons, especially political cartoons, provide extensive examples of caricature.

Burlesque is the ridiculous exaggeration of language. For instance, when a character who should use formal, intelligent language speaks like a fool or a character who is portrayed as uneducated uses highly sophisticated, intelligent language. Reversal To

present the opposite of the normal order. Reversal can focus on the order of events, such as serving dessert before the main dish or having breakfast for dinner. Additionally, reversal can focus on hierarchical order for instance, when a young child makes all the decisions for a family or when an administrative assistant dictates what the company president decides and does. Parody

To imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place, or thing in order to ridicule the original. For parody to be successful, the reader/viewer must know the original text or comment that is being ridicule.

Pun A pun is a play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings or by exploiting similar sounding words having different meanings. Now you have the tools to

understand Satire. In the next couple of weeks we will be analyzing satirical writing and videos and asking the following questions of each? 1. What 2. Why 3. Is

is being saterised? is it satirical? it effective or well done? Why or why not?

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