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Art form which human individual vices, follies, abuses or shortcoming are criticized
Easily dated, inspired to current events
Edgy humor, change human behavior
Compares reality to what is ideal
Why does satire use humor?
In attempt to change human behavior or values
Two styles of a satire are:
Horatian and Juvenalian
Tolerant, witty, wise, and self-effacing. Mildly mocks the subject, asks audience to laugh at themselves.
Angry, caustic, resentful, and personal
What can a satire be?
Indirect or Direct
Stating direct satire humorously
Commuted through characters
What are the techniques of satire?
Exaggeration, Incongruity, Reversal, and Parody
Enlarge, Increase, Represent something beyond normal.
Portrays something trivial as very important to emphasize its triviality
Present something that is out of date.
Uses devices like oxymoron, metaphor, irony.
Present opposite of the order of normal events.
Order of events- Breakfast before dinner
Hierarchal- Child is the wisdom of the family (Bart Simpson)
Imitate techniques or style of a person.
Audience must be familiar with original work/ situation for parody to work.
Humor, Irony, Invective, Mock Encomium, Comic Juxtaposition, Inflation, Diminution(Deflation), Malapropism, Stereotypes.
Parts of Humor
Surprise, Exaggeration, Understatement(Litotes), Deflation, Linguistic Games, Irony.
Twist endings, unexpected events
Exaggerated claims not meant to be taken literally
Opposite of exaggeration
Taking real life situations that are significant and minimizing them to a point of ridiculousness to showcase its faults
Malapropisms, Weird Rhymes, etc.
When things happen that you don't expect
Types of Irony
Dramatic Irony, Situational Irony, Verbal Irony
Audience sees the mistake before the character
The outcome is contrary to what is expected
When a person says one thing but really means another
Literary devices in which there is an incongruity or discordance between what one says or does, and what one means or what in generally understand
Name calling, Personal abuse, Harsh language against a person or cause, etc.
Praise which suggests blame
Linking together things that don't belong
Taking real life and exaggerate it
Taking a real-life situation and reducing it to make it ridiculous and showcase its faults
Mispronouncing a word/name intent of poking fun
A generalization assigned to an entire group
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