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Literary terms. Tall tales and satire. Tall Tale. An exaggeration or invention Typically, their heroes are bold but sometimes foolish characters who may have superhuman abilities or who may act as if they do. Satire.

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Literary terms

Tall tales and satire


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Tall Tale

  • An exaggeration or invention

  • Typically, their heroes are bold but sometimes foolish characters who may have superhuman abilities or who may act as if they do


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Satire

  • Literature that exposes to ridicule the vices or follies of people or societies

  • The satirist aims to correct, by an exposure to ridicule, deviations from normal conduct or reasonable opinion.

  • The chief tool of satire is to exaggerate deformities to the point at which their absurdity is unmistakably apparent


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Pair Share for Tall-Tale

  • LEQ: How is “The Devil and Tom Walker” a tall-tale?

    • You and your partner need to find three examples of why it is a tall-tale. Write each one down.

    • Need to write the page number as well where the example is found.


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Pair Share for Satire

  • LEQ: What is Washington Irving satirizing in the story?

    • You and your partner need to explain what should be corrected in the society? Name three things.

    • Find an example of the three things you believe need to be corrected in the Puritan society.

    • Write the examples down and also write what page you found it on.


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