Rhetorical Terms 3
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a literary genre that uses irony, wit, and sometimes sarcasm to expose humanity's vices and follies, giving impetus to change or reform through ridicule
a person who writes satire
gentle, sympathetic form of satire with subject mildly made fun of; the audience is asked to laugh at themselves as much as the players
harsh and bitter satire that denounces, sometimes with invective, human vice, and error in dignified and solemn tones
when something happens as a result of or in reaction to something else in a way that is contrary to what would be expected or acceptable;
a method of expression, often sarcastic or humorous, in which the intended meaning of words is the opposite of their usual meaning
reader knows something a character or characters do not
The satirist takes an existing work and makes it look ridiculous; not simply imitation: point out faults, emphasize weaknesses;
descriptive writing that greatly exaggerates a specific feature of a person's appearance or a facet of personality; used for comic effect or criticism
A composition which derives its humor from exaggerated imitation of a more serious work; a parody that ridicules a serious literary work by treating its solemn subject in an undignified style, or by applying its elevated style to a trivial subject
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