Teaching Satire: Terminology, Tips, & Tools for Teachers Part I What is satire? Teaching satire is difficult for teachers because students often have difficulty with identifying this abstract concept. Satire is a literary term for an approach to a subject with irony and criticism, which seeks to see changes or reforms in its target. Front loading this list of terms related to satire will help teachers make satire more concrete and easier for students to understand. Follow the links provided to discover valuable literary examples of satire in the different forms students may encounter. Basic Forms of Satire Defined Horatian: light and humorous form of satire. Juvenalian: dark and bitter form of satire. Satire & Literary Style Parody: a style, which imitates a subject using humor, highlights flaws or follies requiring change. Caricature: a literary style focusing on one characteristic, quality, or feature of a person or group of people, exaggerating it to a humorous level. Satirical Devices Wit: verbal cleverness. Language & Satire Sources:
Wampa "The kid ran into something, and it wasn't just the cold." Wampa ice creatures were carnivorous predatory reptomammals indigenous to the remote Outer Rim Territories ice planet Hoth. The bipedal beasts stood over two meters in height with shaggy white fur constantly stained by the blood and guts of slaughtered prey. Wampas were armed with jagged yellow teeth and deadly claws. While rarely seen away from their remote homeworld, wampas were known to have participated in illegal gladiatorial combat venues. Biology and appearance Edit "You're talking about a predator two and a half meters tall, sometimes weighing two hundred kilograms or more, with razor-sharp teeth and claws. ―Vesto Slipher, InterGalactic Banking Clan[src] Covered with shaggy white fur, standing at heights of up to three meters, and weighing an average of 150 kilograms, Hoth's wampa ice creatures were lethal predatory beasts. Subspecies Edit Behavior and intelligence Hunting patterns and ice cave habitat ―Unattributed[src]
Bantha Banthas were sturdy and easily domesticated beasts of burden that were found all over the galaxy. Anatomy Edit The bantha was one of the most adaptable herbivorous creatures in the galaxy and could be found on several worlds. Bulls tended to be larger than the cows and both genders grew a pair of spiral horns. The distinctive spiral horns of the bantha grew at the rate of a knob each year. Banthas used their dexterous, sensitive tongue, as a sort of hand used in pulling up grass and shrubs from the ground. Banthas traveled in herds of up to twenty-five individuals, led by the oldest, strongest female. Female banthas produced blue milk from mammary glands that was consumed by sentients as a drink. Banthas had three-nailed hooves that were typically trimmed by their owners. Banthas were harvested for their meat by workers or were put in animal nurseries for long-term sustained harvesting on multiple worlds. Subspecies Swamp banthas were brought to Ohma-D'un to help colonize the moon. Edit
Midi-chlorian "Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you'll hear them speaking to you." ―Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker[src] Midi-chlorians were intelligent microscopic life forms that lived symbiotically inside the cells of all living things. Midi-chlorian counts were measured through a blood test; the Jedi used this method to locate Force-sensitive children before their Order was purged by the Galactic Empire. When not forbidden, studies of midi-chlorians occurred among those who could master the Force and those who could not. Biology "They live inside me?" ―Anakin Skywalker[src] The Sith virus known as the Sickness could alter the midi-chlorians within an infected individual. Plagueis' work with midi-chlorians was directly rooted in what was traditionally considered the Living Force, or those energies attached to the anima and the pneuma.
A Brief History of Political Cartoons This site is best viewed at a 1024 x 768 setting. S A T I R E: What is it? As you make your way through the following tasks, be sure to complete your Satire Worksheet. A: The Etymological Dictionary and the Standard Dictionary Go to an etymological dictionary and look up "satire." What is an etymological dictionary? Now go to three of the dictionaries below. The Oxford Dictionary The American Heritage Dictionary at Bartleby Answers dot com Not a dictionary but will work well Using the three definitions, write a "composite" definition in which you use parts of each. B: Types of Satire and Irony: Scavenger Hunt for Information 1. CLUE SITE: 2. 3. ______________ is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 14. 15.
Exploring Satire with The Simpsons ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students are introduced to the idea of The Simpsons as satire by comparing what they did on a typical day to the things the Simpsons do in the opening segment of the show. back to top Analyzing Characters from The Simpsons character list: This handout provides instructions and character choices for an analysis of characters on The Simpsons. Further Reading Callahan, Meg, and Bronwen E.
literaryfrequencies / Stealthy Criticism "Satire is stealthy criticism." Satire tries to persuade the reader to believe or to do something by showing the opposite view as absurd, vicious, or inhumane. Satire is partially so complex, because it addresses multiple audiences at once, with multiple intents. There are three audiences: 1. 2. 3. So, in keeping with the three audiences above, there are three intents for the author: 1. 2. 3. This is accomplished using some or all of the following techniques: tone: attitude of the writer toward his/her subject wit: humor in order to criticize, verbal cleverness sarcasm: use of language to hurt or ridicule; not subtle burlesque: work that ridicules people, or actions by mimickry and exaggeration parody: humorous imitation of serious works double entendre: similar to pun, a phrase that can be understood in either of two ways. zeugma: one word modifies or governs two or more words with different senses. "He was deep in thought and debt." "Doth sometimes counsel take and sometime tea." irony:
Exploring Satire with Shrek ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives Session One Session Two Session Three Session Four Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will brainstorm genre characteristics based on prior knowledge. use visual literacy skills to analyze, interpret, and explain non-print media. identify the techniques of satire in a satirical work. analyze a satirical work to determine the comment or criticism being made about the subject it is ridiculing. use the elements of satire in narrative writing.
Satire Examples Satire is used in many works of literature to show foolishness or vice in humans, organizations, or even governments - it uses sarcasm, ridicule, or irony. For example, satire is often used to effect political or social change, or to prevent it. Satire can be used in a part of a work or it can be used throughout an entire work. Many Faces of Satire A satirist can direct the satire toward one individual, a whole country or even the world. Satire examples from media include: “Weekend Update” from Saturday Night LiveThe Daily ShowThe movie Scary MovieThe movies of Austin PowersMost political cartoons in newspapers and magazinesThe songs of Weird Al Yankovic Political Satire Satire commonly takes the form of mocking politicians. First Political Cartoon in America It was one of the founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who is credited with creating, and printing the first political cartoon in America. Political Cartoon by Thomas Nast Political Satire of Stephen Colbert Satire in Literature Irony Parody
10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry - Eugene Cho In light of some recent intense posts - Ultimate Fighting Jesus and Conversation with Rob Bell (re: women in ministry), this list is too funny not to share. Portrait of a young pastor, Andrejs Zavadskis / Shutterstock.com But the brutal fact is that the matter of gender violence isn’t all that funny either. Statistics about gender inequality via UN and UNICEF are even more discouraging. Regardless where you sit, stand, or wrestle with the issue of women in church leadership, I thought this satirical list was worth sharing for both laughter and even reflection because that’s what good satire forces us to do. Here are… 10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry. I’m personally very convicted about #5 – I am sorry for being such a stumbling block. How about you? 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. UPDATED 5/2: Thanks to our commenters, we’ve tracked down the original source. Portrait of a young pastor, Andrejs Zavadskis / Shutterstock.com
A Jesus for Real Men "The stallions hang out in bars; the geldings hang out in church." This observation from David Murrow strikes a little close to home for someone like me. I always thrived in my congregation but was never certain I fit the mold of masculinity I saw modeled around me. So as much as I resent Murrow's sentiment, it nevertheless rings true: In many churches, a certain type of man is conspicuously absent. The disparity in men's and women's attendance in American churches has made men the target of specialized ministry over the last two decades. The first writer to popularize this concern was John Eldredge, who, in his three-million-selling Wild at Heart (Thomas Nelson, 2001), lamented that the masculine spirit was at risk because "most men believe God put them on the earth to be good boys." We've been beaten down Feminized by the culture crowdNo more nice guy, timid and ashamed … Grab a sword, don't be scared Be ... You have reached the end of this Article Preview A Thread Called Grace Peter T.
my quasi-conversation with rob bell…about women | Eugene Cho Well, I finally met Rob Bell last night and had an intense conversation with him. Kind of. Like indirectly. He was in Seattle for the Seeds of Compassion event with the Dalai Lama. I have no problem with that at all. Rob Bell spoke initially and eloquently for about 15-20 minutes on the thrust behind his upcoming book entitled, Jesus Wants to Save Christians. There is a church not too far from us that recently added a $25 million addition to their building. This is a book about those two numbers. It’s about empty empires and the truth that everybody’s a priest, it’s about oppression, occupation, and what happens when Christians support, animate and participate in the very things Jesus came to set people free from. It’s about what it means to be a part of the church of Jesus in a world where some people fly planes into buildings while others pick up groceries in Hummers. Ok, that’s when things got a little awkward and we had our indirect conversation. And how did she begin her interview?
ultimate fighting jesus | Eugene Cho I get it. Men and women are different. In fact, I embrace it. And I also get it that there’s an issue with men in the church. Statistically, only 40% of folks in the church are men and there is also the issue of fewer men actively serving and leading within the church. Emasculation as one of the greatest threats? Christianity Today has a worthwhile read entitled, A Jesus for Real Men [What the new masculinity movement gets right and wrong]. Mark Driscoll, pastor of Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, desires greater testosterone in contemporary Christianity. The aspect of church that men find least appealing is its conception of Jesus. There is an issue but aren’t we overreacting and going to the other extreme – and consequently, further away from Jesus. So, what does it mean to be a Christian man? Seriously, I personally don’t care what you eat, drink, hunt, or watch as long as it isn’t porn. Brandon O’ Brien, the author of the article, writes: I live for this Jesus! What do you think?
Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot (Hebrew: יהודה, Yəhûḏāh) was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus Christ, and the son of Simon Iscariot. He is infamously known for his kiss and betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief Sanhedrin priests in exchange for a payment of thirty silver coins. His name is often invoked to accuse someone of betrayal, and is sometimes confused with Jude Thaddeus. Though there are varied accounts of his death, the traditional version sees him as having hanged himself out of remorse following his betrayal. His place among the Twelve Apostles was later filled by Matthias. He was the first apostle to die, and the only apostle not to achieve sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Etymology One popular explanation derives Iscariot from Hebrew איש־קריות, Îš-Qrîyôth, or "man of Kerioth". Role as an apostle Judas is mentioned in the synoptic gospels, the Gospel of John and at the beginning of Acts of the Apostles. Theology