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What are the main features of satirical writing?

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Jun 30, 2018


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In general, satire is a form of literature that emphasizes the weaknesses of individuals or even a society. This is done by using

  • Exaggeration
  • Humor
  • Irony

Satire and irony have a particular connection. Recall that irony is when what is said or done is the opposite of what was intended. The purpose irony serves in satirical writing is to put a special emphasis on how ridiculous individuals can be.

Think of satire like making fun of people or societies. The way the writer achieves this is pointing out flaws and corruption in that particular person or group. It is not limited to ridiculing said person or group.

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