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1 Satire Using Humor to change the world!

2 Satire is NEVER objective! Satire is NEVER objective! Satire does not present both sides of the story; it usually only exaggerates shortcomings or negatives of someone or something. Satire does not present both sides of the story; it usually only exaggerates shortcomings or negatives of someone or something. Satire can make us: Laugh, feel critical of something, angry Satire can make us: Laugh, feel critical of something, angry A satirist won’t lecture someone on doing what is right; a satirist will mock, make fun of, humiliate those they think are wrong A satirist won’t lecture someone on doing what is right; a satirist will mock, make fun of, humiliate those they think are wrong

3 Satire is meant to….. Expose humanity’s vices Expose humanity’s vices Point out mistakes Point out mistakes Reform through ridicule and sarcasm Reform through ridicule and sarcasm

4 Types of Satire Juvenalian- denounces, sometimes tihe invective human vice and error in dignified and solemn tones Juvenalian- denounces, sometimes tihe invective human vice and error in dignified and solemn tones Horation- pokes fun at human foibles with witty, indulgent tone Horation- pokes fun at human foibles with witty, indulgent tone

5 "You've taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system." "You've taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system." © Universal Press Syndicate © Universal Press Syndicate Pretty much the voice of Bill Watterson dictating the current state of our school systems. Dead on if you ask me. The school system is more of a test for being able to acquire knowledge than preparation for anything worthwhile. Pretty much the voice of Bill Watterson dictating the current state of our school systems. Dead on if you ask me. The school system is more of a test for being able to acquire knowledge than preparation for anything worthwhile.

6 9 Satirical techniques: 1. Irony 2. Hyperbole 3. Litotes 4. Caricature 5. Wit 6. Sarcasm 7. Ridicule 8. Parody 9. Invective

7 Irony 1. Verbal=Saying one thing and meaning the opposite. There is a discrepancy between what is said and what is meant. 2. Situational=discrepancy between what we expect to happen and what actually happens or what appears to be true and actually is true Presents a reality that is different from what is expected. This surprise upon the audience is what is funny. KnTE&feature=related KnTE&feature=related

8 What are some examples of the reality presented by Jim Gaffigan in the stand-up routine? What are some examples of the reality presented by Jim Gaffigan in the stand-up routine? How was it different from what we know, from our expectations of holodays? How was it different from what we know, from our expectations of holodays? Can you now explain why it was funny? Can you now explain why it was funny? One more! One more!:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkUbqmS9TWI&feature=fvw Who or what is being ridiculed?

9 Hyperbole Deliberate over exaggeration to achieve an effect. An OVERSTATEMENT Deliberate over exaggeration to achieve an effect. An OVERSTATEMENT What is exaggerated in the following clip? What point do you think the SNL writers were trying to make What is exaggerated in the following clip? What point do you think the SNL writers were trying to make See Netflix! W. Ferrell V1 See Netflix! W. Ferrell V1

10 Litotes A form of understatement (saying something with little or no emphasis) A form of understatement (saying something with little or no emphasis) Think of it as the OPPOSITE of hyperbole Think of it as the OPPOSITE of hyperbole Involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite Involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite Examples It isn't very serious. I have this tiny little tumor on the brain. —J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Running a marathon in under two hours is no small accomplishment.

11 "It's just a flesh wound." (Black Knight, after having both arms cut off, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail) "It's just a flesh wound." (Black Knight, after having both arms cut off, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail) 7nD9C4 7nD9C4 7nD9C4 7nD9C4 Don’t confuse with verbal irony or sarcasm Don’t confuse with verbal irony or sarcasm

12 Caricature An exaggeration or other distortion of an individual’s prominent features or characteristics to the point of making that individual appear ridiculous. An exaggeration or other distortion of an individual’s prominent features or characteristics to the point of making that individual appear ridiculous.

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18 Wit A clever expression A clever expression Can be aggressive or harmless Can be aggressive or harmless Can be mocking Can be mocking Evokes laughter through a clever phrasing of words Evokes laughter through a clever phrasing of words See SNL weekend Update See SNL weekend Update

19 An example of wit… Not just a 'play on words'. Not just a 'play on words'. cases where an identical word with more than one meaning is used so it can be taken either way. cases where an identical word with more than one meaning is used so it can be taken either way. the woman who got a speeding ticket on her way home said: "It was a fine trip!" the woman who got a speeding ticket on her way home said: "It was a fine trip!" The following relies on a pun: The following relies on a pun:

20 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

21 4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption. 5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. 6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. 7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. 8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. 4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption. 5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. 6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. 7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. 8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

22 Sarcasm Intentionally hurtful Intentionally hurtful Actually comes from a Greek word meaning “to tear flesh like dogs” Actually comes from a Greek word meaning “to tear flesh like dogs” States the opposite of the obvious to enhance the insult States the opposite of the obvious to enhance the insult

23 Ridicule Words intended to belittle a person or idea and arouse contemptuous laughter. Words intended to belittle a person or idea and arouse contemptuous laughter. The goal is to condemn or criticize by making the thing, idea or person seem laughable and ridiculous The goal is to condemn or criticize by making the thing, idea or person seem laughable and ridiculous

24 Parody The parodist exploits the peculiarities of someone or something. The parodist exploits the peculiarities of someone or something. 9DZPdw 9DZPdw 9DZPdw 9DZPdw Net Flix SNL Will Ferrell Volume II Net Flix SNL Will Ferrell Volume II

25 Invective A speech or writing that abuses, denounces, or attacks. A speech or writing that abuses, denounces, or attacks. Uses a heavy amount of loaded emotional language Uses a heavy amount of loaded emotional language


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