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Satire and Irony. Notes and Practice. I. What is Satire?. Satire is used to effect social reform by showing the opposite side of the argument as ridiculous or vicious. Satire is often humorous, but be careful not to assume all jokes and insults are satire.

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satire and irony

Satire and Irony

Notes and Practice

i what is satire
I. What is Satire?
  • Satire is used to effect social reform by showing the opposite side of the argument as ridiculous or vicious.
  • Satire is often humorous, but be careful not to assume all jokes and insults are satire.
ii how do you tell if something is satire
II. How do you tell if something is satire?
  • Does it have a purpose other than to just be funny or mean?
    • If so, can you state what part of society or culture it is trying to change?
  • Or, is it just an insult?
    • Insults attack a person or group for things they can not change (race, appearance, family, origin, et cetera).
iii satirical terms
Irony—a difference between what is expected and what actually occurs.

It was predicted to be a hurricane, but the weather was clear and breezy.

Susan’s best friend knew her boyfriend was cheating, but she did not tell her.

When the students came into class and asked their hardest teacher what they were doing today, he replied, “taking a nap of course.”

III. Satirical Terms
iii satirical terms continued
III. Satirical Terms (Continued)
  • Rhetorical Question—a question to which the answer is not known or needed.
    • Is it better to live free or to die as a slave?
    • Hath nota Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,dimensions, senses, affections, passions? . . .If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
      • Act III, scene i : lines 55 – 63
  • Hyperbole—exaggeration
    • I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
    • This book weighs a ton.
  • Understatement—when a lesser statement is made than is warranted.
    • A bullet wound is referred to as, “just a scratch.”
    • The civil war is called, “recent unpleasantness.”
iv hiding in plain sight
IV. Hiding in Plain Sight

Satire is by its nature subtle and clandestine. Many of the TV shows, movies, and books you are familiar with are in fact Satires. Take a minute and think of at least one example for each of the three categories. Write them in your notes.

Time’s Up!

identify the following as irony rhetorical question understatement or hyperbole
Identify the following as Irony, Rhetorical Question, Understatement, or Hyperbole
  • The sun broke through the clouds suddenly and blinded every living creature on the planet.
  • Tiana, who is Albanian, is more patriotic about America than Anthony, who was born in the United States.
  • What red blooded American would not want to live on a farm in the middle of nowhere and drive a beat-up old truck?
  • Jesus, who became a pirate when he grew up, ended up becoming one of the heroes of England when he returned the crown jewels.
  • Fabien, who owns every piece of Spiderman memorabilia ever sold, remarked that he may watch Spiderman 4 when it comes out next year.