MVP: Satire

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Journalism
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MVP: Satire Week Four Multiple Choice Monday! Thoreau’s MC questions Elements and examples of Satire

Satire Definition 

"a literary manner which blends a critical attitude with humor and wit to the end that human institutions or humanity may be improved. The true satirist is conscious of the frailty of institutions of man's devising and attempts through laughter not so much to tear them down as to inspire a remodeling" (Thrall, et al 436).

Forms of Satire •

Drama •

Journalism •

(The Onion)

Fiction •

(Tartuffe – Moliere, The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde )

(A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift, The Lowest Animal – Mark Twain)

Poetry •

(The Rape of the Locke – Alexander Pope)

Forms of Satire •

Graphic Arts •

Television programs •

(editorial cartoons)

(Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report)

Music •

(With God on Our Side – Bob Dylan, Weird Al)

Examples of Satire in Pop Culture Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  Scary Movie  Austin Powers  Political cartoons  Songs by Weird Al Yankovich 

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(White and Nerdy)

The Simpsons

Exaggeration To

enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen.

Incongruity  To

present things that are out of place or are absurd in relation to its surroundings.

Incongruity Cartoons!  Dr. Seuss 

Reversal To

present the opposite of the normal order (e.g., the order of events, hierarchical order)

Reversal “Last Man Standing”  “Mr. Mom”  “Modern Dads”  Freaky Friday  The Parent Trap  The Change Up 

Parody To

imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place, or thing.

Examples of Satire ~“President Bush on Global Warming” ~The Colbert Report ~The Today Show ~The Onion ~SNL: “Former President Reunite” 

Write down aspects that make this video/spoof a satire

AGENDA Choice Reading  Jonathon Swift’s (TEXTBOOK!) 

“A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick”

AKA: “A Modest Proposal”

“A Modest Proposal” 

Language of Composition 

Page 914-920/ Page 404-412

“A Modest Proposal” 

A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. ~Wiki

Juvenalian satire, named after the Roman satirist Juvenal (late 1st century – early 2nd century CE), is more contemptuous and abrasive than the Horatian. Juvenalian satire addresses social evil through scorn, outrage, and savage ridicule. This form is often pessimistic, characterized by irony, sarcasm, moral indignation and personal invective, with less emphasis on humor. Strongly polarized political satire is often Juvenalian.

Comp. Book page 27-28 

Regular Textbook 

(p. 920) • Questions for Discussion # 2, 6 • Questions on Rhetoric # 2, 6, 12

New Version 

(p. 410)

Question for Discussion #5 Questions on Rhetoric #2,3,7, By publishing such an outrageous text, what might Swift have hoped to bring about among the people of Ireland?

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AGENDA Discuss “A Modest Proposal”  Visual Text Analysis 

Political Cartoons

Collect Composition Books for conferences

“A Modest Proposal” 

Discuss what really stood out to you from this piece

What do you think was Swift’s most effective rhetorical strategy?

Switch It Up! Partner Discussion 

Questions for Discussion #2  #6 

Question on Rhetoric and Style #2  #6  #12 

Analyzing Political Cartoons What is purpose?  Who/what is being targeted?  HOW is cartoonist accomplishing his purpose via visuals? 

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Colors, content, placement, words

Appeals to…?

Time 10/11/12

Time 10/26/12

Cagle Cartoons: Nov. 7

Cagle’s Cartoons 11/11/12

Collect Composition books for Conferences!

Homework Find and print/cut out a political cartoon  Write a GRAPESSS analysis  Also consider appeals… 


Political Parodies 

Why They Matter

Share Political Cartoon and GRAPESSS

HOMEWORK: “Nation’s Fast Food Patrons No Longer Trusted To Dispense Own Ketchup” (The Onion)

Spoofs Matter! 

Note how Political Spoofs make a difference in elections

Political Cartoons 

Groups of four Debrief and discuss GRAPESSS for each cartoon  Pick ONE and group will present to class 

“Nation’s Fast Food Patrons No Longer Trusted To Dispense Own Ketchup” 1.


3. 4. 5.

Satire is defined as is “writing that ridicules or criticizes individuals, ideas, institutions, social conventions, or other works of art or literature.” What individuals, ideas, or social conventions is the writer ridiculing? What devises did the author use in this satire? Use quotes, terms, and explanations. Why did the author use the devices? What is the effect of the devices? Why did the writer choose to develop his ideas with the use of satire? Also, in regards to style, the use of diction is evident. Give examples of interesting diction and explain its purpose. What is the significance of this text in today’s society?

You Do NOT have to write the essays at bottom. Debrief the prompt, find a person That worked on the other and share ideas.


Misc. slides for this week


Non-Fiction Friday! 

Ted Talk: Roy Bremner

“Nation’s Fast Food Patrons No Longer Trusted To Dispense Own Ketchup” (The Onion)


Roy Bremner: One-Man World Summit One of the UK's sharpest funny men, Rory Bremner exposes the lunacies of modern politics with devilishly clever political satire and spot-on impressions of leaders from around the world.  Take notes of times uses satirist humor and wit to accomplish getting his purpose across to his audience  Will share with partner at end 

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