Satire

natureplaygroundAI and Robotics

Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

69 views

SATIRE

Drawing attention to a social vice or problem using humor, either
comical or dark, using a variety of literary devices.

SATIRE


TWO TYPES


1.
Horatian
:

playful and amusing seeks to
correct vice with gentle laughter.


Examples: Simpsons, SNL, The Daily Show



2.
Juvenalian
: dark, depressing comedic
elements attacks vice with scorn and outrage.


Examples: Modest Proposal, Lord of the Flies

TYPES OF SATIRE


Parody


Making fun of someone or
something by imitating
them and mocking them.


Saturday Night Live and
politicians


Weird Al


Original Song: Beat It


http://www.youtube.com/
watch?feature=endscreen
&v=oRdxUFDoQe0&NR=1
&safety_mode=true&persi
st_safety_mode=1&safe=a
ctive



Eat it: Parody of Beat It


http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ZcJjMnHoIBI&saf
ety_mode=true&persist_sa
fety_mode=1&safe=active


SATIRE


Hyperbole:

over
exaggeration of something.


Taking something and really
blowing it out of proportion
for attention.


They add a mental picture to
writing. And can also be
metaphors

or
similes
.


“These books weigh a ton.”


“You could have knocked
me over with a feather.”


“That new car costs a
bazillion dollars.”




SATIRE


Juxtaposition:

arrangement of two or
more ideas,
characters, actions,
settings, phrases, or
words side
-
by
-
side for
the purpose of
comparison, contrast,
rhetorical effect,
suspense, or character
development.

SATIRE/IRONY


Irony

is the most commonly
used form of satire.


Students use it every day
in a variety of ways.


Can be found in many
memes.


Definition:

contrast
between expectation and
reality. A twist in what you
think will happen.

SATIRE/IRONY


Sarcasm:

verbal irony.


Example:

“I see you’re not
hungry today.” said to
someone with a massive
plate of food.


“Welcome to the world
zombie.” said to someone
who sleeps a lot.


Family guy example:


http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=UBztjzDr0fM&saf
ety_mode=true&persist_sa
fety_mode=1&safe=active


Big Bang:


http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=
-
qzeflmJvEU&safety_mode=
true&persist_safety_mode
=1&safe=active


SATIRE/IRONY


Overstatement:


Hyperbole or exaggeration

SATIRE/IRONY


Understatement:

saying
less than what one
means


Plate piled with food: this
seems a good bite
--
less
than truth


SATIRE/IRONY


Dramatic Irony:
occurs
when the reader or viewer
knows something the
characters do not.


Most often found in
sitcoms;
misunderstandings. The
comedy comes from you
knowing what’s going to
happen and seeing the
character’s reaction to the
situation.

SATIRE/IRONY


Situational:

the reader
and the characters
don’t know what’s
coming.


It’s a big twist for
everyone.


M. Night
Shyamalan

movies are good
examples.


SATIRE/IRONY


act naturally



alone together



liquid gas



deafening silence



seriously funny



living dead



jumbo shrimp



Advanced BASIC



virtual reality


Oxymorons
:

two
contradictory words
combined to form a new
one.