– Literary Terms – Satire
- Satire is
a literary term used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often
with the intent of correcting, or
the subject of the satiric attack.
satire conventionally employs the form of a fictional narrative--such as
Byron's Don Juan or Swift's Gulliver's
satire does not require perfect symmetry to get the meaning across to a
might spoil the fun and surprise and the Roman aristocrats were very sophisticated.