Satire The genre of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a satire. Satire: The Definition Dictionary: (noun) The use of humor (sarcasm, irony, ridicule) to expose folly.

Can also be used as an adjective satirical or a verb satirize This means that the author pokes fun at a topic in order to criticize society, usually by highlighting ignorance. Think of parodies, like political cartoons!

Discuss For one minute, use the word satire as much as possible. Think of examples of satire you have seen: TV shows, articles, other books, etc. List as many as you can. An example of satire I have seen is _______________. Add: I think this is an example of satire because __________.

GO! A forecast In this unit you will be asked to develop theme statements that display the characteristics of satire. In order to do this, you will need to interpret Twains tone/ purpose:

Is there a character/situation that seems absurd/ridiculous/funny? Are there times when a characters actions/words are ignorant? Remind yourself that this is a social criticism, not an expression of Twains own folly.

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