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Definition of Satire

Satire

  1. A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
  2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.

Satire Quotations

Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
Bill Cosby

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
Voltaire

Satire doesn't effect change.
P. J. O'Rourke

The most brilliant satire of all time was 'A Modest Proposal' by Jonathan Swift. You'll notice how everything got straightened out in Ireland within days of that coming out.
P. J. O'Rourke

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
Jonathan Swift
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Satire Translations

satire in German is Satire, Spottschrift
satire in Latin is satura
satire in Swedish is satir

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