What is the difference between lampoon and satire?

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Sep 23, 2017

By definition...


By definition, an author writing a satire more relies on comedy to make a jab at whatever they're satirizing, whereas a lampoon is more of a direct, sarcastic criticism. They are synonyms, so there's not much of a difference between the two. A lampoon the parody itself, and satire is the genre of writing.