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Satire. A text or performance that uses irony, derision, or wit to expose or attack human vice, foolishness, or stupidity. How Is S atire U sed to Create S ocial C ommentary?.

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Satire

A text or performance that uses irony, derision, or wit to expose or attack human vice, foolishness, or stupidity


How Is Satire Used to Create Social Commentary?

  • Satire tries to persuade the reader to believe or to do something by showing the opposite view as absurd, vicious, or inhumane

  • Satire is complex because it addresses multiple audiences at once, with multiple intents


Three Audiences

  • Those whom the author believes to already be in agreement with their viewpoint (aka those on your side)

  • Those whom the author would like to ridicule for their opposing viewpoint (aka those whom you will stealthily ridicule)

  • Those whom the author believes may be persuaded through exposure to the satirical work (aka the “swing” audience)


Three Intentions of the Author

  • To show yourself intelligent and accomplished to those on your side

  • To make those whom you disagree with look foolish

  • To persuade to your point of view those who are intelligent enough to understand irony and recognize the ridiculous (thereby “swinging” them to your side)


Useful Techniques for Satire

  • Tone: attitude of the author toward his/her subject

  • Wit: humor in order to criticize, verbal cleverness

  • Sarcasm: use of language to hurt or ridicule; not subtle

  • Understatement: creating emphasis by saying less than what is actually or literally true

  • Hyperbole: a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to emphasize strong feelings or to create a satiric effect

  • Verbal irony: words of praise which convey criticism and words of criticism which convey praise

  • Parody: humorous imitation of serious works


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