Satire

sarcastic humor explained for everyone

What is satire used for?

Many confuse satire as strictly humor and use it more than necessary. The purpose of satire is constructive social criticism. It can be used in many different ways, the most frequently used one is strong irony and sarcasm. Satire is associated with humor a lot but there are times, where it is not meant to be funny at all.

What are the tools of satire?

wit, fantasy, irony, sarcasm, hyperbole, understatement, invective, malapropism, incongruity, puns, double entendre, paradox, hyperbole, meiosis, sarcasm, contradiction, distortion, oxymoron, reversal,ambiguity

Examples

Most satire pictures are cartoons and tackle situations that are in the news and often discussed, such as the NSA scandal. You can see that all the pictures shown have a lot of irony in them, which is supposed to make you think about the issue.

Did you know?

TV shows often use satire. For example, Futurama is an American science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groenig for FOX. The series is about the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds work at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in theretro-futuristic 31st century.
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My own try on satire

I find it absolutely amazing how Germany keeps on accepting refugees without limits, it makes me feel so lucky when my hometown does not know how to have enough food for everyone in the supermarkets because the refugees are finally eating like they want to. I mean, we all have not lived in a country that was in war so we have to accept all the faul language and behavior, running after us and stealing they do, because we don't know how it is to flee. Also, I don't understand how people can feel unsafe when the 20 year old single men chase after them in the dark to steal their bike or money.