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12 terms

elements of satire

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exaggeration
overstating something to make it look worse than it is.
tone
attitude of the writer toward his or her subject.
wit/humor
verbal cleverness
sarcasm
use of language to hurt/ridicule: more caustic than irony
burlesque
imitation that seeks to amuse through ridiculous exaggeration and distortion.
parody
humorous imitation of serious works
double entendre
phrase that can be understood in either of two ways.
zeugma
one word modifies two or more words with different senses. (ex: you held your breath and the door for me)
situational irony
what actually occurs is the opposite of what is expected.
dramatic irony
reader knows something that the characters do not.
socratic irony
presenting a willingness to learn for the sake of exposing an opponents errors.
verbal irony
contrast between what is said and what is meant.
(ex: understatement. antithesis, hyperbole)