3U: Satire and the News

Old NewsYou will have a good portion of today’s class to work on your satirical piece. Before you begin, however, I want you to read an excellent piece of satire.  In your notes, I want you to track the following:

  1. What is the object of the satire? (the thing/person/group being ridiculed). Note that this article may actually be satirizing two groups.
  2. Identify a few key statements that indicate this article is satirical (remember: look for sarcasm)
  3. Find any examples of hyperbole (if any)
  4. As a satire progresses, it tends to become more ridiculous until it reaches a moment of truth/honesty. Explain how this particular article follows this model.

 

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