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poking fun at something by mimicking or imitating it.
poking fun at a character by exaggerating its personal characteristics in drawing or narrative
Juxtaposition or Reversal
taunting on a personal level by saying something and meaning the opposite
a derogatory suggestion that is not literally spoken but rather hinted at
A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker deliberately makes a situation seem less important than it is
- Uses first person
- addresses the reader within the work
- ex. A Modest Proposal
- some other format besides direct address
- fictional narrative
- ex. Animal Farm
- Alice in Wonderland
grim, cheerful, sardonic, mock serious, optimistic
hyperbole, understatement, irony, humor
exaggerating for effect
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