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Terms parody

  1. 1. ImportantTermsBe sure to recordinformation onto yourvocabulary self-assessmentsheet
  2. 2. Satire (n) Literaryart of diminishing a subject by making it ridiculous and evoking toward it attitudes of amusement, contempt, scorn or indignation Takes form from genre it spoofs Horation Satire playful in tone Juvenalian harsh in tone
  3. 3. Parody Used as noun and verb (a parody or to parody) To imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place, or thing in order to ridicule the original. to be successful, audience must know the original text that is being ridiculed less scornful than satire
  4. 4. Lampoon artisticform of satire and parody, usually a picture, drawing, comic or other form of visual expression purpose is to amuse the audience while pointing out flaws
  5. 5. Purpose of Satire Allsatire has a purpose to use creative techniques to:  amuse the audience  poke fun at a target in order to promote some kind of positive change  not simply insulting or making fun of something or someone
  6. 6. Targets of Satire Allsatire has a target the person, issue, group or situation that is being held up for ridicule in the satire
  7. 7. Audience of Satire the general public individuals who can make the kind of change suggested by the satire
  8. 8. Techniques of Satire generally used to make a comment or criticism about a particular subject or character Include:  Exaggeration  Understatement  Incongruity  Reversal
  9. 9. Exaggeration Enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen Caricature is the exaggeration of a physical feature or trait.  Cartoons, especially political cartoons, provide extensive examples of caricature Burlesque is the ridiculous exaggeration of language.  For instance, when a character who should use formal, intelligent language speaks like a fool or a character who is portrayed as uneducated uses highly sophisticated, intelligent language.
  10. 10. Understatement todiminish or downplay something to a ridiculously low level in order to make a very important issue seem unimportant and to therefore emphasize it
  11. 11. Incongruity To present things that are out of place or are absurd in relation to its surroundings. Particular techniques include:  oxymoron  metaphor  irony
  12. 12. Reversal To present the opposite of the normal order can focus on the order of events, such as serving dessert before the main dish or having breakfast for dinner can focus on hierarchical order—for instance, when a young child makes all the decisions for a family or when an administrative assistant dictates what the company president decides and does
  13. 13. Irony discrepancy between what one expects to hear or see and what one actually does hear or see Three types:  verbal irony – saying one thing and meaning another  situational irony – doing something that is opposite of what one expects  dramatic irony – occurs when the audience knows something that the characters do not (frequent in novels and plays)
  14. 14. Improbability Topresent things that are highly unlikely to happen or even be Examples:  events  conversations  character types