On fire for satire

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This lesson on satire aims to get students excited about the topic and teach them the basics of what they need to know to get into the unit.

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On fire for satire

  1. 1. On Fire For Satire!<br />This project was created<br />Using the fair use guidelines<br />
  2. 2. What Is Satire?<br />An attack on someone or something by making it look<br />RIDICULOUS<br />or worthy of scorn<br />
  3. 3. Satire is both<br />HUMOROUS<br />&<br />CRITICAL<br />But also aims to <br />improve <br />HUMANITY.<br />
  4. 4. Who makes it fun?<br />
  5. 5. We will be studying…<br />George Orwell’s<br />Alexander Popes’<br />1984<br />The Rape of the Lock<br />
  6. 6. While You Read<br />Things To Think About<br />WHO or WHAT is being satirized?<br />HOW is satire being used?<br />What method(s)?<br />What is the overall TONE of the satire?<br />
  7. 7. Who / What?<br />Institutions<br />Church, Education, Government, Marriage, etc.<br />People<br />Celebrities, Politicians, Yourself, etc.<br />Controversial topics<br />BP Oil Spill, Healthcare Plan, Technology, etc.<br />
  8. 8. HOW?<br />There are several popular methods that can be used to create a satire…<br />Mock-epic<br />Irony<br />Analogy<br />Parody<br />Caricature<br />Understatement<br />Sarcasm<br />Overstatement<br />Allegory<br />
  9. 9. TONE?<br />Horatian<br />Juvenalian<br />Correcting through broad laughter<br />Correcting through mocking ridicule<br />Described as bitter, contemptuous, harsh, sardonic<br />Described as witty, tongue-in-cheek, gentle, optimistic<br />
  10. 10. Assignment<br />Think of an example of modern use of satire<br />Bring something in if you can!<br />Write a short summary including the three important aspects of satire that we have discussed in class<br />This should be one page, double-spaced, 12-pt Times New Roman<br />Be prepared to discuss your classmate’s ideas and findings tomorrow!<br />
  11. 11. Bibliography<br />www.fullpics.com/wallpaper/fire-background.html<br />http://tallhorsewines.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/the-simpsons-20-and-still-going-strong/<br />http://redmusi.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/weird_al_yankovic-straight_outta_lynwood_b.jpg<br />http://letspout.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/zoolander_001.jpg<br />http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Entertainment/images-2/jay-leno.jpg<br />Microsoft Office PowerPoint<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satire<br />

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