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SATIRE USING HUMOUR TO RIDICULE

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  • 1. SATIRE USING HUMOUR TO RIDICULE

2. WHAT IS SATIRE? Using mockery - to demonstrate peoples flaws * hypocrisy * failure - to evoke change * make people aware of foibles *inspire people to adjust thoughts/actions 3. TYPES OF SATIRE... Burlesque - imitation, through exaggeration, of a person Caricature - imitation, through exaggeration, of physical features and expressions of a person Parody - imitation, through hyperbole, of a whole text and its voice and structure. 4. TECHNIQUES OF SATIRE Irony Sarcasm Exaggeration Hyperbole Contrast Language of humour 5. IRONY- LANGUAGE WITH DOUBLE MEANING verbal irony - literal meaning of whats said is opposite to intended message dramatic irony - characters say/represent opposite of what the composer wants us to understand situational irony - contrast between what we expect and what actually happens socratic irony - person with more knowledge feigns ignorance and presents info to his/her advantage ... Probity & Sons, Morticians, did a really first-class job on his face (everyone was very pleased) even adding a healthy tan he'd never had, living, gave him back for keeps the old automatic smile with nothing behind it,... 6. SARCASM spiteful or hurtful language with double meaning Word of Greek origin... to tear flesh A personal attack Often incorporates irony 7. HYPERBOLE exaggerated exaggeration Accentuates and over emphasises to reflect the significance of something Exaggerated phrases might have some truth Hyperbole is language thats not plausible. 8. CONTRAST to draw differences Oxymoron a contradiction between two words used beside each other Paradox a seemingly contradictory statement that actually rings true Juxtaposition placement of two like images beside each other to emphasise their differences 9. LANGUAGE OF HUMOUR Wit Pun malapropism Imagery metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia Allegory analogy 10. SO, WHY USE SATIRE? The best satire does not seek to do harm or damage by its ridicule, unless we speak of damage to the structure of vice, but rather it seeks to create a shock of recognition and to make vice repulsive so that the vice will be expunged from the person or society under attack or from the person or society intended to benefit by the attack