What is a satire?

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Apr 18, 2018

Satire is using humor, mockery, or exaggeration to criticize others' vices/stupidity.


Some examples of satire include sarcasm, paradox, understatement, exaggeration, ridicule, dramatic irony, and parody.

Example of paradox (seemingly contradictory statement that is actually true): You can't know math unless you know what it's about.

Example of ridicule: His handwriting is so bad, even a baby can write better than that.

Example of understatement: That building is so small, it's only 100 stories high

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