SATIRE: Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon. (Wikipedia)
One of my absolute favorite devices used in literature is SATIRE. My appreciation for dry and witty humor runs deep in my literary soul. I find that satire is especially ubiquitous (<--look it up!) in our American entertainment culture. Find a current piece of satire (a song, a YouTube video, a show/show clip, a comic, a meme, a website article, etc.). If nothing comes to mind, just trying Googling or YouTubing "satire." As always, make this school appropriate. Post your piece (or a link to your piece) of satire on this blog post. THEN, in ~150+ words, explain your satire. What is it literally? What is it satirizing? What specific elements clue you in to the fact that this is satirical? What is the effect on you, the reader/viewer?