Looking at satire

Last week we also discussed satire. Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which exposes the follies of its subject (for example, individuals, organisations, or states) to ridicule, often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change.

Famous examples from literature include George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. Look at The Onion and The Daily Show for satires of the American news media.

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