What is satire?

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    Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.
    A common feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm—"in satire, irony is militant"[2]—but parody, burlesque, exaggeration,[3] juxtaposition, comparison, analogy, and double entendre are all frequently used in satirical speech and writing. This "militant" irony or sarcasm often professes to approve of (or at least accept as natural) the very things the satirist wishes to attack.


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    Most of the posts here seem to be straight political messages. Where's the humor? I don't care if it's from the right or the left, just make it funny.
     
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    sometimes I just think funny.

    its not encouraged arround here
     
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    i noticed you do think kinda funny... :razz:
     
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    Oh well!
     
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    I think we need a sub-forum satirizing the Political Satire forum.
     
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    To truly appreciate satire one has to have roughly the same degree of understanding of the issue at hand as the author.

    We do not have that kind of intellectually homogenized audience here.
     
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    satire? Isn't that the funky little thing in the trunk of your car you're supposed to use when the one so thin you can feel every bump in the road loses what iota of air it has? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    No, no, it's the dude that's half horse.
     

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