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Satire 2013. Definition. An art form in which human or individual vices, follies, abuses, or shortcomings are criticized through ridicule ideally with the intent to bring about improvement Say what? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Satire 2013DefinitionAn art form in which human or individual vices, follies, abuses, or shortcomings are criticized through ridicule ideally with the intent to bring about improvementSay what? Basically, its art (literature, film, song, image) that points out and criticizes a problem with humanity or society. In the best case scenario, it causes people to RETHINK their behavior and change it.AudiencesThere are three audiences:Those whom the author (or artist) believes to already be in agreement with their viewpoint. (aka those on your side)Those whom the author (or artist) would like to ridicule for their opposing viewpoint. (aka those whom you will stealthily ridicule)Those whom the author (or artist) believesmay be persuaded through exposure to the satirical work. (aka the "swing" audience)

Horatian satire-Satire in which the voice is tolerant, amused, and witty (funny/clever). The speaker holds up to gentle ridicule the absurdities and problems of human beings, aiming at producing in the reader not the anger of a Juvenal, but wry smile or laugh. (Aims to correct through humor)

It is tolerant, witty, wise and self-effacing

Juvenalian satireFormal satire in which the speaker attacks problems and error with disrespect and anger. Juvenalian satire in its realism and its harshness is in strong contrast to Horatian satire.

It is angry, caustic, resentful, personalSatiric DevicesHumorSurprise twist endings, unexpected events

Exaggeration think of Jim Carreys exaggerated facial expressions

Understatement - An Army officer has just lost his leg. When asked how he feels, he looks down at his bloody stump and responds, "Stings a bit.

Satiric DevicesMore HumorIncongruity things do NOT belong together

Deflation the English professor mispronounces a word, the President slips and bangs his head leaving the helicopter

Linguistic games weird rhymes, malapropisms (misusing words habitually)

Satiric DevicesIrony incongruity in what someone says or does and what is meant or what is generally understood

Invective name calling, personal abuse

Mock Encomium praise which is only apparent and which suggests blame instead

Satiric DevicesComic Juxtaposition linking together with no commentary items which normally do not go together

Mock Epic/Mock Heroic using elevated diction and devices from the epic or the heroic to deal with low or trivial subjects

Parody mimicking the style and/or techniques of something or someone else

Satiric DevicesInflation taking a real-life situation and blowing it out of proportion to make it ridiculous and showcase its faults

Diminution taking a real-life situation and reducing it to make it ridiculous and showcase its faults

Grotesque creating a tension between laughter and horror or revulsion the essence of all sick humor or black humor

Now for some examplesWhat type of satire: Juvenalian or Horatian?What Satiric Devices does it use?What does it criticize?Example 1 from Despair.comWhat tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 2 Political CartoonWhat tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 3 (once) Popular songWhat tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 4 Political CartoonWhat tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 5 Childrens FilmWhat tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 6 Mock NewsWhat tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 7 Musical Parody What tools are used?What type of satire is it?

Example 8 War is KindDo this on your own!Read through it and determineWhat the author is using to make his pointThe element of society that s/he is criticizingWhat type of satire the poem representsAnimal FarmKey Terms:It is a SATIREIt is also an ALLEGORY (a story in which EVERYTHING stands for something beyond the actual story on the page)Reading Schedule:On your original calendarExpect reading quizzesChapter 1-2 due Wednesday along with Edmodo posts!