Below are three strong examples of modern satire from America’s leading news source, The Onion.
Questions to answer and issues to deal with for each example. Please respond in paragraph from
1. What is the issue or topic that is being satirized? Is there a deeper message or more serious subject lurking under the surface? Is it obvious or not? Explain.
2. What kind of tone/tones do the examples have (serious, comical, scholarly, etc)? Give examples.
3. How is humor used to enhance the satirical message? Give examples.
4. Is the satire effective? does it work or could an average person not “get it”? Explain.
Have this digitally completed in a Word document for Tuesday the 21st.