ERIC Number: ED064715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Art of Satire: English.
Bauer, Joy S.; VanZandt, Priscilla
The purpose of the course on satire in the Quinmester Program is to make the student more aware of satire in literature and the other media, in order to add to his enjoyment of literature and add to his perception of human nature. The course includes the study of art, cartoons, movies, television, and editorials in addition to literature. Different techniques of satire are presented: burlesque, as in the writings of Rabelais, Swift, and the animal fables; parody, as in Pope and Ogden Nash; irony, as in O. Henry, Shakespeare, and many science fiction works; and wit, as in Chaucer, Restoration comedies, and Shaw's comedy of manners. The student is also taught to recognize the extremes of tone and intent. An 11-page list of resource materials is included. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Quinmester Program