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Satire

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  • Satire

    Satire is used to show foolishness, flaws, or the negative side in humans, organizations, or even governments - it uses sarcasm, ridicule, or irony.

    Satire can be used in a part of a work or it can be used throughout an entire work. Generally, it is more lengthly and is often considered it's own style --like comedy or tradgey.

    Examples of Satire

    • “Weekend Update” from Saturday Night Live
    • The Daily Show
    • The movie Scary Movie
    • The movies of Austin Powers
    • Most political cartoons in newspapers and magazines
    • The songs of Weird Al Yankovic
    • The Onion