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SATIRE, IRONY, and PARODY can be found in today's music, television, and film. ... watching, look for satire, irony, and parody to fill in your organizers. ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Swift

Swift Rock
  • Using SATIRE and persona for social change

  • In order to adequately study Swifts Modest
    Proposal we must first understand SATIRE, which
    can be a very confusing concept.
  • The problem is we know what sarcasm is, but
    maybe not the meaning behind it!
  • So we ask WHY is this satirical? WHAT is
    satirical about it?

What are the subjects of these cartoons?
What issues are they discussing?
What changes are they hoping to make based on
their statements?
  • The type of writing that ridicules the
    shortcomings of human beings or institutions to
    bring about change.
  • Satires often try to convince the reader to do or
    believe something by showing the opposing view as
    absurd, vicious, or inhumane.
  • Writers use exaggeration, irony, understatement,
    ridiculous situations, and many other tools to
    create satire.

What to look for..?
  • Exaggeration
  • To enlarge, increase, or represent something
    beyond normal bounds so that it becomes
    ridiculous and its faults can be seen.
  • Incongruity
  • To present things that are out of place or are
    absurd in relation to its surroundings.
  • Reversal
  • To present the opposite of the normal order
    (e.g., the order of events, hierarchical order).
  • Parody
  • To imitate the techniques and/or style of some
    person, place, or thing.

Situational Irony
  • Similar to satire, situational irony is when what
    actually happens is the opposite of what is
    expected or appropriate. Situational irony,
    which is often accompanied by surprise, reminds
    us that life is unpredictable.

Satire Swift
  • Swift uses SATIRE to make fun of human weakness,
    vice, and folly, hoping to motivate his readers
    to change themselves and society.

  • Writers often take on a persona in their
    writing- writing in a voice that is not their
  • Swifts persona is that of a projector who is
    an economic planner. Swift pretends to be
    objective, sensible, even sensitive and kind.
    The difference between the essays sober,
    straightforward style and its appalling content,
    however, gives the proposal its ironic force. At
    times, Swift seems to drop the persona and speak
    his own voice, expressing his fury and

Satire Rock
Bruce Springstein- Born in the USA
Neil Young- Rockin in the Free World
John Cougar Mellencamp- Pink Houses
Contemporary SATIRE
  • SATIRE, IRONY, and PARODY can be found in todays
    music, television, and film.
  • FILM EXAMPLE SHREK series. Spoofing fairytales
    and their illogical messages.
  • TV EXAMPLE The Simpsons. Parody Lord of the

Satire and Shrek
  • What are some fairy tales that you are familiar
    with? What is the basic plotline?
  • What are some common elements of fairy tales?

Common Elements of Fairy Tales
  • A fairy tale begins with "Once upon a time...
  • Fairy tales happen in the long ago.
  • Fairy Tales have fantasy and make believe in
  • Fairy Tales have clearly defined Good characters
    vs. Evil characters.
  • Royalty is usually present in a fairy tale, a
    beautiful princess/handsome prince.
  • There may be magic with giants, elves, talking
    animals, witches or fairies.
  • Fairy tales have a problem that needs to be
  • It often takes three tries to solve the problem.
  • Fairy tales have happy endings they all lived
    happily ever after.
  • Fairy tales usually teach a lesson or have a

  • Shrek satirizes traditional fairy tales by
    departing from and mocking (or making fun of )
    typical fairy tale characteristics in a humorous
  • We will watch 4 clips from the film

SNL satirical skits
While youre watching, look for satire, irony,
and parody to fill in your organizers.
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