Satire, the general term, often emphasizes the weakness more than the weak person, and usually implies moral judgement and corrective purpose: Swift's satire of human pettiness and bestiality. All, all look up, with reverential Awe, On crimes that scape, or triumph o'er the Law: While Truth, Worth, Wisdom, daily they decry-- 'Nothing is Sacred now but villainy.' Thus Pope gives his opinion of the quality fake news of Lord Harvey's verse: Half Froth, half Venom, he spits himself abroad, In Puns, or politicos, or Tales, or Les, Or Spite, or Smut, or rhymes, or Blasphemies. Bloom, Edward and Lillian Bloom. But, if my Design be to make mankind better; then I think it is my Duty; at least, I am sure it is the Interest of those very Courts and Ministers, whose Follies or Vices I ridicule, to reward me for my good Intentions.” Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon and as a tool to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. But it can be argued in reply that such satire of inexpungible vices is still corrective, for it seeks to establish proper moral attitudes toward those vices. In the words of that old philosopher, Swift, “As Wit is the noblest and most useful Gift of humane Nature, so humour is the most agreeable, and where these two enter far into the Composition of any Work, they will render it always acceptable to the World” quoted in Pagilaro 338.
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.Johnson In whatever department of human expression, wherever there is objective truth there is satire Wyndham Lewis, “Rude Assignment,” 1950 For nuances of usage, see humour n.. 1905, from satire n.. “To Mr. There are several characteristics which distinguish satire, however; as I said above, it must be ironic in tone to cope with the hypocritical situation of the reprobates in the world, and for the same reason it tends to be hyperbolic in form to force recognition of vice upon the guilty. Bowersock, New York Review of Books, 26 Feb. 2009 Unlike late-night talk shows that traffic in Hollywood interviews and stupid pet tricks, “The Daily Show” is a fearless social satire. In addition, he hopes that those he criticizes will improve their characters by overcoming their weaknesses. British Dictionary definitions for satire a novel, play, entertainment, etc, in which topical issues, folly, or evil are held up to scorn by means of ridicule and irony the genre constituted by such works the use of ridicule, irony, etc, to create such an effect C16: from Latin satire a mixture, from satyr sated, from saris enough Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. The planet takes its name from the Roman god Saturn, the equivalent of Greek crocus or kronor, who had been the supreme god until Zeus dethroned him. Ambiguity is likewise useful because the intention can always be denied, but it also serves to make the satiric comparison more pointed, by making difficult any distinction between the target and the object to which it is compared. There is a shorter metaphor in Tale of a Tub sect. Swift aggresses both the religionists who add ceremony to their faith especially Roman Catholics and the fops who insist on adding decorations to their clothes, and who are constantly changing fashions.