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Analyze the important and entertaining elements of satire with this lighthearted program. Through comedic segments, students will discover why writers and speakers use satire and will learn how to recognize it in different contexts. The program also explains the meaning of many important terms used to express satire and gives examples of how they are used. The topics covered include context, purpose, irony, sarcasm, ridicule, exaggeration, caricature, and parody. After viewing, students will be able to explain the differences among all of these terms and will recognize their usage in literature, mass media, and storytelling.