Satire ~ in Literature


satireI had a different day planned here but oh well, gotta roll with those punches.

Continuing on with my exposé on satire. I think I’ll be wrapping up by Thursday. Do scroll down to past posts and read the first installments.

Because there are so many facets to Satire, I’ve been breaking it down into  nuance. Today I’m examining satire in literature — specifically from the mind of Samuel Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain.

To people who study such things, there’s no doubt about it, American humorist Mark Twain was also a moralist. His literature is full of his precisely articulated anger and undeniable disillusionment over the happenings in his era. As an example, I offer actor Hal Holbrook’s spot-on impersonation. He perfectly brings some of Mark Twain’s thoughts to life. You tube has several clips of this accomplished actor having a go at Twain. For a larger sample of satire at work, I highly recommend watching them.

Here’s a collection of satirical pieces narrated by Mike Bennet.
Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy this very nice collection of stories.

Here’s a full Samuel Clemens’ biography done by the History Channel.
http://youtu.be/0DGJCmdUknA

Tomorrow…Satire in the form of sarcasm.

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hothalloweenheroeshopI had a devil of a time working with Blogger yesterday. I was supposed to be in a blog hop but I couldn’t access my dashboard to make my post in time. The blasted thing kept making me sign in over and over and still I got nowhere. Half a day late and no end in sight, there was nothing to do but cancel my participation. If you’ve gone to my satellite blog looking for the paranormal blog hop, my apologies.

As of this morning, I’m still on the Paranormal Hop list with nothing but an old Grouch Day post to show. I’ve moved the hop I was going to post here to that blog to fill the void. Some days just run smoother than others. Glitches are a huge pain in the butt, especially glitches when you have deadlines.  http://calliopeswritingtablet.blogspot.com/

Though I’m no longer partaking, there are still great posts and prizes to be had on the Paranormal Hop. You can start at my author friend J.D. Faver’s blog and follow the list she has posted there. http://livingwiththemuse.blogspot.com/

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For 100 days,
I’m posting a little something from my chosen topic of Words & Quotes of Love. There are 42 entries to come. Here’s one for today:

“Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

~ Mark Twain

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rb4u Author Sandra K. Marshall’s blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

We’re getting ready for the November contest.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

We’re also taking part in author Sam Cheever’s Trick or Treat Street contest. Ending soon — play today! There are lots of prizes.
http://samcheever.com/blog/trick-or-treat-with-your-favorite-author/

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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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