Project:#19 SatireYou will do a project on satire. Define satire by using the resources below. Read the examples and select three (3) that you will use to analyze and use to help you define and explain satire.
Satire. A manner of writing that mixes a critical attitude with wit and humor in an effort to improve
mankind and human institutions. Ridicule, irony, exaggeration, and several other techniques are almost
always present. The satirist may insert serious statements of value or desired behavior, but most
often he relies on an implicit moral code, understood by his audience and paid lip service by them.
The satirist's goal is to point out the hypocrisy of his target in the hope that either the target or
the audience will return to a real following of the code. Thus, satire is inescapably moral even when
no explicit values are promoted in the work, for the satirist works within the framework of a widely
spread value system. Many of the techniques of satire are devices of comparison, to show the
similarity or contrast between two things. A list of incongruous items, an oxymoron, metaphors, and so
forth are examples. See "
The Purpose and Method of Satire" for more information.
Examples: Use three (3) of these.