satire


satire

A work of literature that aims to “expose human or institutional vices and in which a corrective is either implied or directly proposed” (Source: Benet’s,  914).

“A work or manner that blends a censorious attitude with humor and wit for improving human institutions or humanity. Satirists attempt through laughter not so much to tear down as to inspire a remodeling” (Source: Harmon & Holman,  461).

Example: Moo by Jane Smiley is a satire on academic life.


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