Devices of Satire

Devices of Satire

DEVICES OF SATIRE Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again.

~Maajid Nawaz A mockery is something said about someone or something to make that person or thing look bad. Sometimes, friends do this in fun and this is good. But most of the

time when someone is mocking someone else, it is because they do not like that person. A mockery usually is not true. Spelling the name "Microsoft" with a dollar sign (Micro$oft) to say they are greedy Saturday Night Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gC8q

Wh2Hs Parody mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event https://www.youtube.com/results?search_qu ery=weird+al+yankovic+lady+gaga+parod y+clip

Also Known As: spoof Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Not Another Teen Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Scary Movie series

Sarcasm Using praise to personally mock someone; the word comes from the Greek word sarkazein meaning to tear the flesh

Etymology: From the Greek, "bite the lips in rage Verbal irony a double meaning; saying one thing and meaning another. The

speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he says. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81c44-CDP7E Understatement

(litotes) Implying the opposite by saying less than you mean to say. It is a figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposite. "A soiled baby, with a neglected nose,

cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty." (Mark Twain) Bathos Going quickly from the sublime or serious to the ridiculous or to

oversentamentalize. Insincere or grossly sentimental pathos. The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1978) The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.

Congress Passes Bill To Add Armed Patrol To U.S. Poverty Line WASHINGTONStressing that current efforts to safeguard the boundary do not go far enough, Congress approved a landmark bill Wednesday that will deploy armed patrols along the U.S. poverty line. At present, the border between the impoverished and the relatively well-off is not fully secure, but this legislation will ensure that we have the security forces and equipment

we need to deter anyone living below this boundary from crossing into the middle class, said the bills sponsor, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), noting that the measure will position heavily armed personnel along the full length of the poverty line, which extends through numerous inner cities, across Appalachia, and over the entire breadth of the country. The fact is that the people who live below this boundary are desperate, often lawless individuals who want the freedoms and opportunities that we have on our side of the border, and they will do anything to get here. This measure will finally

provide agents with the resources they need to stem these unwanted intrusions into our territory by using intimidation, threats of incarceration, or force if necessary. Ryan added that he would be open to further fortifying the poverty line, citing the success of the impenetrable wall that the U.S. has built along its upper boundary between the middle class and the rich.

Son Never Showed Such Dedication Until Starting Football Hazing LEBANON, PAClaiming the extracurricular activity has brought out a side of their son theyve never seen before, the parents of local student Dylan Martel told reporters Monday that the high school senior has shown

tremendous dedication ever since he began hazing others on the f ootball team. Ive always said that Dylan just needed to apply himself to succeed, and thats exactly what he started doing when he took up football hazing this yearit seems to have sparked a real passion inside him, said mother Caroline Martel, who expressed amazement at her sons discipline in staying late after school each day to force younger teammates to shave their heads, shower in freezing cold water, and then run laps around the

field in their underwear and shoulder pads. We never thought Dylan would put in the effort required for an activity like making every rookie on the varsity team strip naked in the locker room so they could be assaulted by upperclassmen, but football hazing has really changed him. Hes just a happier, more confident person now. Martels parents added that while they didnt necessarily see their son continuing on with football hazing in college, they had no doubt the lessons he has learned about how to interact with others would stay with him for the rest of his life.

What social criticisms do these two articles have? Are they effective? Explain BACKGROUND

Imagine being able to connect two different eras through one visual medium. Thats what makes the work of British illustrator John Holcraft so special. Drawing inspiration from 1950s screen print posters, he creates retro style illustrations that depict whats wrong with the world today.

Holcrafts quirky, satirical works of art cover contemporary issues like societys dependence on technology, devaluation of workforce, obesity, politics and more. His past clients include Guardian, Telegraph, Economist, Independent and Readers Digest to name a few. Check out 32 of his best works below.

Now, with a partner, analyze the following political cartoons, answering the questions on your graphic organizer do not fill in the graphic organizer

yet! Exit ticket: analyze this cartoon and fill in the graphic organizer with your partner one completed graphic organizer with both/all names Homework

Read Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal, annotate for SOAPStone and fill in graphic organizer on satire

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