May
06
2014

satire

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sae taIr
noun
1: a literary or dramatic work that ridicules or derides human vice or foolishness, usu. through the use of parody or irony.
The play is a satire that lampoons upper-class mores.
2: the literary genre that comprises such works.
Swift’s essay “A Modest Proposal” is considered an exemplary work of satire.
3: the use of irony or parody to ridicule or denounce human corruption or folly.
My father found the show offensive, until I explained to him that  it was satire.

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