Essay on Understanding Satire Worksheet

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Understanding Satire Worksheet
Part A: Twain and McCullough
Provide supporting evidence from the texts to support your responses to these questions. All answers should be in the form of complete sentences.
1. What is the issue Twain is satirizing?
Twain mentions on how we as teenagers and smaller kids should consider on hearing and thinking more when adults try to give us advice, because most of them have already been through what we are living now. On the lesson he gives us an advice on how becoming a better liar can make you a much smarter person in a very humorous and entertaining way.
2. What techniques does Twain use to create his satire?
The techniques that twain creates in his satire are understatement, wit, irony and parody.
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2. What is human institution or human weakness is being satirized in this piece?
The human weakness that is being satirized in this poem is that the man has had many doubts but he stills believes that good thing are coming his way.
3. Identify and explain the types of humor devices used to create the satire.
Satire is the use of different elements such as irony, sarcasm, humor, and ridicule to criticize or mock the foolish behavior of others. Although the use of satire is often entertaining, it is also often used to bring attention to a particular subject and promote change.
Wit: Smart or clever use of language that is designed to amuse, surprise, or delight
Verbal irony: a device in which what one says does not match what one means
Burlesque: An extreme exaggeration or comic imitation that plays on contradiction between a subject and the way it is treated.
Parody: An exaggerated imitation of a serious piece of literature or other art form for humorous effect
Farce: A comedy in which stereotypical characters engage in boisterous horseplay and slapstick humor—all the while making jokes.
Caricature: A situation in which characters are presented though a single, dominant trait such as vanity or athleticism.
Understatement: A figure of speech in which the words written are

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