Satire

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no,

satire, think of Animal Farm. Read it and weep....

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:09
Satire Tip:

Yeah, so my English teacher actually did a good job. When you're writing satires, you have to be careful--someone might interpret it as being honest. And some others might actually think it's all a joke, or offensive. In fact, satires are OFTEN mistaken as being serious, which is why they're a treacherous topic. So yeah... random comment.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:20
satire

"When I wanted to fly back to our land, I gave my best friend (Dixon) the lady whom I had gotten married to because at our native land, my parents wouldn't accept the to be my wife - being very recial."

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:06
Example of Satire

Would Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' contain Satire??

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:38
Voltaire

If you still don't understand I'll break it down for you.
Satire is basically what writers use to insult or criticize a person or society. But they'll use a fictional character as the one they are to insult rather than stating an actual person's name. Majority of the time satire is very sarcastic and humorous (Candide by Voltaire is flippin awesome) but usually isn't the authors intention to just have it as comical. They use satire in hopes that the individual or peoples receiving the half-insults improves their character by overcoming his/her weakness('s).

The three main lit terms that make up satire are:

1.) Exaggeration: emphasizing on something more than needs to be done
2.) Humor/sarcasm: comedy; sharp, ironical taunt
3.) Irony: words used to convey a meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning

If you understand those three terms then you basically already know the basics of what satire consists of. GOOD LUCK! HOPE THIS HELPS!

-Savannah-

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 04:21
Satire

In the campaign for presidency, Bill Clinton was campaigning on how he was gonna solve the unemployment situation. George W. Bush snr on the other hand was offering nothing but rather how he won a war in the middle East, hahahahaaaha, and he ( Bush) lost to Clinton. It think this helps with an example of satire.;)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 19:36
George W Bush served two

George W Bush served two terms his father was the one who lost to Clinton and not because of Clinton but because of an idiotic millionaire from Texas who ran on the Independent platform taking votes away from the Republican party. Satire pokes fun at humanity? you just showed how truly stupid humans can be.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:32
George W. Bush served two

The person you commented on did say it was Bush Sr. Just saying. :)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/23/2014 - 21:28
George w Bush Senior doesn't

George w Bush Senior doesn't exist. He is George H.W. Bush

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:08
You cant give an example of a

You cant give an example of a satire in a single sentence ... It Isnt like explaining what a metaphore, simile or hyperbole are... It is more like when you want to know what science fiction is. If you wanted an example i would name you a movie, book, etc as an example ..

In a satire the vices of society are ridiculized with the purpose of making an improvement in society. To achieve this the writer uses irony, exaggerations, sarcasm among others... .

Contemporary Authors in english literature would be Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) or George Orwell (Animal Farm). I recommend you to read them, or search for a summary so that you understand.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 08:41
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c'mon guys. do your own research-- the explanation of satire and the numerous examples by other commentors should be good enough as a starting point.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 06:41
U DON'T GET IT!!!

He means a single sentence example of satire, not a reference to something that has satire in it, a sentence or quote in which satire is demonstrated. I need it too.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 00:21
SATIRE EXAMPLE

A LITERARY EXAMPLE OF SATIRE IS JONATHAN SWIFT'S A MODEST PROPOSAL. HE USES SATIRE THROUGH OUT THE WHOLE POEM OR SHORT STORY. HE SAYS LET US EAT THE CHILDREN. HE DOES THIS TO POINT OUT POVERTY AS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THE COUNTRY. GOOGLE THE POEM ITS AN AWESOME EXAMPLE.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 04:19
A Modest Reply

My AP European History teacher made us read this, and ever since we have had a group of people passing it around our school. We even got one of the English teachers to read it, and now many of us are doing Satire projects on it. Great example!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 08:05
Agree

My teacher had me read it for my AP language class and at first i thought it was appalling why anyone would want to eat children then i realized he was not serious! Great example for Satire.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 01:08
Example???

I need the example for SATIRE not simile so please help me

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 02:53
Or other examples...

Weird Al Yankovic
"Weekend Update" on SNL
Austin Powers
Scary Movie (the movie, and not the theme)
Family Guy

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 00:27
Just Saying...

i seriously need an example of satire...not an argument just saying

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 04:43
brief example

In Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) he uses one form of satire (confusion between appearance and reality in which reality is defined by the institution) for the dead man in Yossarian's tent. Due to the shortage of men they flew in more and before the guy could check in he was sent on a mission where he died. Due to the fact that he did not check in technically he never arrived so they can't remove his possessions from the tent he would have shared with Yossarian (main character).

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 06:01
correction

the example says "for a simile". not "for a satire"
the purpose of the example was to show to use a sentence for an example,
it wasnt trying to make a satire example.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 03:59
It would've...

It would've been better if they used a sentence for an example. (like for example simile- "As alike two peas in a pod.")

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 01:50
This is an example of simile, not satire!

Pay attention to the words before, not just what's in quotes. He was giving an example of an example.

On the subject of carrots, it would be better as "alike as two carrots in a pod" making fun of that particular simile and the people being described.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 03:09
two peas in your head

please, explain to the rest of the literary community how in the world you came to the conclusion that " As alike as two peas in a pod" is a better example of satire then South Park, or how that phrase is an example of satire at all.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 20:36
like for example simile- "As

like for example simile- "As alike two peas in a pod.")

I agree the post is confusing but you should atleast read all of it.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 19:40
Or maybe you could just watch

Or maybe you could just watch southpark with the rest of the culture, that is pop.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/09/2011 - 21:45
ummm...

I'm pretty sure that doesn't apply.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/09/2011 - 05:13
Carrots

Yes, I believe that, "They are like peas and carrots", is a better example.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 03:52

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