1. Find a (school-appropriate) video, political cartoon or picture of satire

2. Post the link in the comments

3. Comment on two other examples of satire. Point out what human foolishness or vice is being mocked as well as one strategy (and a specific example of this strategy) as seen in the “text”

4. First posting (of link) due by Tuesday 2/25 at midnight. Response comments due by Thursday 2/27 at midnight.

Make us giggle!


80 thoughts on “Satire!

    • Ha! Not only is it a great cartoon, but I love the “fear” the article expresses–and how the author shoots that fear down: “Expectations for Obama are so high and the state of the country so dismal that a widespread letdown is inevitable.” Hysterical!

    • This is an example of a parody because it is mocking peoples constant use of technology. It also uses reversal because no one would fall asleep while talking on the phone and the kids are speaking like a parent would about their child sleeping.

    • I say it’s a satire mainly because of reversal in two ways:
      1. Parents are typically watching and admiring their children as they sleep, not vice versa.
      2. Parents are not typically the ones on phones and the childrens are, so the roles are also switched there.

      So I think they are attacking society’s overuse of technology, through all ages. I think. πŸ™‚

    • This cartoon is making fun of peoples’ attachment to their phones and how some adults pay more attention to technology than they do to their own children. It is reversal because the children and parent switched roles; the child is talking like a parent and the father is sucking on his thumb. It is also hyperbole because the parent’s attatchment to his phone is exaggerated by sleeping with it.

    • “you know that we are still young”; “Neva do drugs because dey illegal”; “wear a straight jacket so you’re free from yo’self” hahahaha! So good Ames! Hyperbole everywhere, reversal because even though they say they’re young… eh, I hate to break it to ’em. Definitely a parody of “The Motto” by Drake.

    • This is reversal because they are young so you would expect them to say to do crazy things because that’s what “you only live once” has become famous for, but they are saying to be safe and not do crazy things

    • This ad is illustrating a hyperbole of the redesign that happened with the iPhone 5S by making it ridiculously tall. What they are satirizing is our constant desire to have the newest, most convenient technology.

    • This is an example of a hyperbole because they are exaggerating it features- the guitar for example- and the length of the I phone.
      It is mocking apples constant need to invent the next new I phone that is only slightly thinner and longer.

      Alivia Nichols, 5th

    • Humans’ unreasonable desire to have the latest technology is being mocked. Hyperbole is being used; the phone is ridiculously long and the people supporting the phone say things such as: “With an iPhone this tall reception has never been better.”

    • Olivia Smith

      Obviously this is a clear example of a hyperbole given the features of the phone. It is also a parody because of the infomercial setting and the mockery of this generation and their need for the newest devices.

    • This video is satirizing the human need to always have the next nest thing in technology through hyperbole. The IPhone seems to grow and enhance with every new version, however an IPhoe would never literally be this long. The visual hyperbole of this video is how long the phone is.
      Rebeka Matthews
      5th period

    • This satirizes people’s unbelievable need for the “latest newest thing” even if they are unnecessary by using parady. When they say “iPhone 5. The tallest thing since iPhone.” They are satirizing the use of technology.

    • This is an example of satire because the person behind this uses reversal to show how the wearer’s in opposite countries are acting the opposite. He also uses hyperbole to make the satire stand out.

    • This video illustrates an attack on the lazy lifestyle of fortunate Americans through the use of parody. The man with money, electronics, and multiple pairs of Nike shoes is lazy and represents the portion of passive Americans without drive or energy.

    • This cartoon satirizes the human tendency to go to war. Using incongruity and reversal, the cartoon illustrates a soldier pulling feathers off of the Peace Dove. Usually the dove of peace is the victor, while here it is the victim.

    • This uses satire because of the caveman’s wall is like Facebook! The wall is the timeline and they keep posting pictures of their pets (like too many people do). It makes fun of how much people post online or how much they are online. And, how everyone is sick of what everyone else posts.
      I think it’s a parody because it uses the whole Facebook set up.
      Although, maybe it could be incongruity because the posting and stuff is not part of a caveman’s lifestyle but is part of modern day people’s lifestyles.

      Megan Good
      p. 4

    • This satirizes the human tendency to buy certain items just because the items support a charity or an awareness organization. Through incongruity, the cartoon depicts women smoking to keep cancer away and to support breast cancer awareness, even though smoking causes cancer. There is also a parody of the healthy saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but instead it reads “A pack a day keeps cancer away.”

      Alec Solemslie
      Period 5

    • This uses satire because it makes fun of the iPhone and how everyone needs the newest and the phone with the newest technology.
      It uses hyperbole because of how long this iPhone in the commercial is, when in reality they will never make it that long.

      Megan Good

      • This is a satirical clip making fun of Apple’s constant “improvement” of the iPhone. It uses a parody of the actual iPhone 5 commercials to spoof and exaggerate changes that are not necessarily helpful. (hyperbole)
        Mackenzie Hunsaker
        Period 4

    • this satirizes human attention spans using hyperbole to exaggerate the fact that someone with a short attention couldn’t run a long race by having them run an extremely short one. It also uses incongruity because someone with a short attention span wouldn’t be running a race.

      Ethan Moore
      Period 4

    • Uses a hyperbole to exaggerate the attention spans of people today. It mocks how we cannot focus on doing something for very long. We tend to stray towards more fun things then focusing on the task at hand.

    • This is a parody of an eco-friendly product advertisement. It mocks the people who are obsessed with “going green.” It uses hyperbole by the extreme measures they are taking to save the environment. It also uses reversal because people try to save the planet to make it a better place to live, but they will be dead anyway so they’re working backwards.

    • This is incongruity because the order of ideas are out of place. Normally, people want to buy a car so they can live to drive it and be helpful in the process of reducing pollution, not die and be grinded into an organic fertilizer.

    • This example of satire is mocking the human need to go green. That we will go to any extremes like being impaled through the chest and then used as plant fertilizer. Funny, but definitely hyperbolic and satirical!

      Rebeka Matthews
      5th period

    • This mocks the people who are obsessed with doing anything and everything they can to save the environment. It parodies the stereotypical “environmentally friendly product” advertisements. It presents itself like a spoken newspaper article (or a news report, I guess), which is a large part of the satirical nature.

    • Using incongruity, The Onion satirizes the human tendency to carry around things we don’t need such as carabiners and pocketknives. The contrast between our “office job” connotations and the wild speculations of co-workers in the article emphasizes the ludicrousness of having survival items in an office job.

  1. This video makes fun of teens overuse of slang. The video uses hyperbole by overusing “hashtag.” It also uses reversal by using adults as opposed to teenagers.

    Shayna Snyder
    Period 5

    • This satirizes modern technology and science using incongruity because tetris isn’t a thing scientists would work on, and hyperbole because they exaggerate the importance of inventing a way to view more upcoming tetris blocks.

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