Satire and Humor. JUST ANOTHER ASPECT OF TONE…BUT EVENMORE FUN!. Active/Initial reading. When reading something challenging and potentially satirical, practice some active reading skills…have a conversation with the text during your initial reading
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JUST ANOTHER ASPECT OF TONE…BUT EVENMORE FUN!
When reading something challenging and potentially satirical, practice some active reading skills…have a conversation with the text during your initial reading
Talk back to the text, ask questions of the speaker
This should lead you to incongruent thinking:
Definition: the ridicule of any subject in order to lower it in the reader’s esteem. The goal is always to reform.
A more harsh, bitter form of satire.
The subject is subjected to contempt.
Sees the vices of the world as intolerable.
Uses large doses of sarcasm and irony.
Audience is asked to respond with indignation.
Verbal Irony: “A great day for a walk.”
“Was not to spew venom, but to strip empty pride and grandeur and to show men what they are, and to teach them what they aught to be.”
William Hazlitt, 1818
Flashes of insight/spontaneity (the old is new)
So that means…