Satire. Satire. the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and/or criticize people’s, institutions’, or trends’ foibles, stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. What is this a Satire of? . Horatian Satire.
* Juvenal (late 1st century)
*aggressive attack on social evils
* “savage ridicule” often marked by “dark irony” and sarcasm.
* is unsympathetic