Category Archives: Satire

How can we define beauty?

Sometimes sonnet writers and the creators in the advertising world establish extreme standards of beauty. Why? Let’s view this behind the scenes version of the Dove commercial to begin a conversation about the attitude of the speaker (Persona) in Sonnet … Continue reading

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Comic Life: Religious Satire on “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Religious Satire Huck Finn Comic By Jaime Fúster

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I Don’t Think It’s Possible to Have a Sense of Tragedy Without Having a Sense of Humor~ Christopher Hitchens

Over Thanksgiving break, I chose to read the novel, Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. First of all, I am quite appreciative of the introduction, which explains the state of mind the author was in while he was writing this book. Although … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Satire

Saturday Night Live is a television show that has been around for quite a while now, and still retains its brilliant charm. Saturday Night Live satires many things, mostly events that Americans see and deal with everyday, such as Religion. … Continue reading

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Satire in The Office

A common feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm. Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts such as TV shows, like The Office. In the show The … Continue reading

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Does Dane Cook Follow in the Footsteps of Twain? Though back in the days of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn satire usually came in the form of literature, whether it was a play, book, or poem, that isn’t necessarily true today. Though there still may be some examples of … Continue reading

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Python Looks as Twain

Monty Python is one of the best comedy groups in movie history. As others humorists like the Marx’s Brothers, Monty Python made films, but at the same time they made also comedy sketches. One that I really like is called, … Continue reading

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Will Ferrell as George Bush

I think Will Ferrell is a great satirical figure. His satire is a very good example because he describes the world’s problems today with a comedy skit. He is also a great comedian. Will Ferrell plays the role as George … Continue reading

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When Seinfeld Meets Twain

When Twain Meets Seinfeld             Mark Twain masters the art of satire in his writing. His satire has no boundaries. He will satirizes anything from race to religion. A modern day TV show that is a satire can compare very … Continue reading

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Colbert Brings Back the Satirical Genius of Twain

It is no secret that Mark Twain likes to satirize racism. In his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, there are several scenes where African Americans are portrayed as less than human.  Mark Twain illustrates this to expose the wrongs … Continue reading

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