Satire Essay Topics

Satire

Satire is the use of sarcasim or humour to draw attention to something which is absurd or bad. The humour of satire isn’t upfront, however subtle. Sattire is illustrated in George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, the poem Five Ways to kill a man by Edwin Brock, Icarus Allsorts by Roger McGough and the play Loot… View Article

The first poem & satire

The first poem is obviously a satire with a very disillusioned and cynical point of view towards the world. Philosophically speaking one feels a little bit beaten up at the end of the poem that is so full of disappointment and an immense sense of abandonment. The person within the grave is happy initially to… View Article

Social Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Satire is a genre of literature in which things such as vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are ridiculed with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually comedic, it is usually used for constructive criticism. In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, satire is used to point out… View Article

Masters of Satire: John Dryden and Jonathan Swift

“Both Swift and Dryden are masters of satire. Usually the satire is directed against an opponent/enemy or a political process. Using references from one poem from each writer, discuss how and why each uses satire and wit as a cutting sword.” John Dryden and Jonathan Swift became remarkable satirists through their ability to cleverly entwine… View Article

“On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighne

In two particular essays I have read, On Dumpster Diving by Lars Eighner and, A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, I noticed that the authors write about the concern they have for the unfortunate people in their countries. They also provide abnormal means of resolving the issue of poverty. The essay by Lars Eighner describes… View Article

What makes satire an effective form of criticism?

Gulliver’s travels satireFrom the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century European thought was dominated by the idea of rationality. No longer did men accept supernatural or religious explanations for the way things were as they had previously. In the Age of Reason everything was to be explained rationally, according to natural… View Article

Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock”

18th-century high society through exaggeration and parody. Basing his poem on an actual incident that occurred among some of his acquaintances, Pope intended his story to put the episode into humorous perspective and encourage his friends to laugh at their own actions. A mock epic is a poem dealing with petty subject matter in the… View Article

Jonathan Swift’s style of writing

Many critics like William Deans Howells; T.S. Eliot etc. have called Jonathan Swift the greatest writer of prose like T.S. Eliot says that “Swift, the greatest writer of English prose, and the greatest man who has ever written great English prose.” But there are reasons for this greatness. One of the main reasons is that… View Article

“The Chaser” by John Collier

Troops being rushed out to Vietnam by the truck loads, rise in foreign technology and more women workers all played a major for corporate America in the sixties. Businesses were now in a sudden and brutal competition for production. Weapons, planes, ships and other war gear were needed desperately across sea. Foreign competition was sneaking… View Article

The Darth Vader within

Why do we breathe? To stay alive of course. The main substance that we benefit from breathing is oxygen which is necessary for the body, the heart, the brain and the blood. Without enough oxygen, we don’t live long, hence the reason behind breathing! In general, everyone has a pet peeve, some people get irritated… View Article

Social Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Satire is a genre of literature in which things such as vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are ridiculed with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually comedic, it is usually used for constructive criticism. In Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, satire is used to point out… View Article

Nineteen century poetry trends

Metastasio’s reform of the operatic libretto was paralleled in the mid-18th century by Goldoni’s reform of comedy. Throughout the 17th century the commedia dell’arte—a colourful pantomime of improvisation, singing, mime, and acrobatics, often performed by actors of great virtuosity—had gradually replaced regular comedy, but by the early 18th century it had degenerated into mere buffoonery… View Article

The Trials Of Brother Jero

Soyinka captures worldwide issues by using a West African setting. The satirical message in the text is conveyed through ridiculing of the vice and follies of the contemporary Nigeria society via religious institution. His fictive output belongs to the horatian mode of satire which ridicules the follies with the intention of correcting society. Through symbolism,… View Article

Poetry Final Exam

Directions: Answer the questions below. Use full sentences when applicable. 1. Give two examples of each of the following elements of poetry from the poems you have read in Units 4, 5, and 6. Metaphor: “I wandered lonely as a cloud” “By the side of the pale-faced moon.” Simile: “Nothing but a hot Swish of… View Article

Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

There are many different instances of evidence of satire present throughout the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. One form of satire evidence is when Huck realizes how he always has mixed feelings about Christianity. When the book first begins, Huck works on his manners and is improving at a decent pace…. View Article

Examples of Satire in Adventures of Huckfinn

Example 1: The first example of satire is from chapter 16 when a homeowner sees Jim and thinks that he is an intruder and sends his dogs on to him, then as soon as he realizes that Huck is with him he calls them off, this is a form of satire because it is funny… View Article