Satiric Devices. CARACATURE. A picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things. HYPERBOLE. Exaggeration for the sake of emphasis in a figure of speech not meant literally. Example: I am so hungry I can eat a horse.
A picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things.
A subtly humorous perception of inconsistency, in which an apparently straightforward statement or event is undermined by its context so as to give it a very different significance.
DRAMATIC IRONY occurs when the readers or audience know something the characters do not
COSMIC or SITUATIONAL IRONY exists when the outcome of the situation is the opposite of what someone expected
A placing close together or side-by-side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
The author mildly pokes fun at a subject.
Gentle urbane, smiling; aims to correct by gentle and broadly sympathetic laughter.
The author mercilessly criticizes certain practices or characters.
Biting, bitter, angry it points with contempt and moral indignation to the corruption and evil of people and institutions.
A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule