You 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:
- What is the object of the satire? (the thing/person/group being ridiculed). Note that this article may actually be satirizing two groups.
- Identify a few key statements that indicate this article is satirical (remember: look for sarcasm)
- Find any examples of hyperbole (if any)
- 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.